Anti-competitive Practices: Big Techs To Testify before Parliamentary Standing Committee
IANS 22 August 2022
Representatives of Big Tech, like Amazon, Google, Netflix and Microsoft, among others, have been summoned by the parliamentary standing committee of finance on Tuesday to depose on the subject of anti-competitive practices by tech entities.
According to official sources, the panel, which is headed by BJP MP and former Union minister Jayant Sinha, will hold a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the matter, which has garnered a lot of attention in recent times.
The committee has also summoned representatives of e-commerce entities like Flipkart and even cab and hotel aggregators like Ola and Oyo, respectively, to discuss the matter.
The meeting comes at a time when the big players in the digital and technological space have been accused of indulging in anti-competitive methods and unfair business practices.
The summoning of representatives of Big Techs by the parliamentary panel is in line with its earlier discussions on the matter, with competitive behaviour in the digital market space being the area of focus.
The panel has already held deliberations with the representatives of the competition commission of India (CCI) and also with the officials of Indian tech firms on the subject.
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3 months ago
Yes, all the giants are after money. All of them offer free upgrades and some have automatic upgrades. You have a choice to switch off upgrades but then once you say ' yes' to upgrades you are not asked to excercise the option. Upgrades happen even without your notice. Once the upgrade happens and you are asked to restart or boot again then their trick starts working. Some of your old peripherals will not work because of the new version may not support their drivers, The most important thing is about trial versions - if you refuse to pay up and subscribe they the trial version will play trick and your device may start malfunctioning. The giants haave all tyes of resources in their ambit and common man becomes a gulliable victim.
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