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Margrethe Vestager, Silicon Valley’s Worst Enemy, Returns With Even More Power

  • Margrethe Vestager nominated as EU vice president for digital
  • As EU antitrust chief she’s hit big tech with large penalties
Margrethe Vestager
Margrethe VestagerPhotographer: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg
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The regulator who’s made a name for herself by cracking down on tech giants is about to get even more power.

Margrethe Vestager was picked Tuesday by EU Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen to be her executive vice president in charge of the bloc’s digital affairs –- a post that will hand the Dane oversight of issues relating to artificial intelligence, big data, innovation and cybersecurity.