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Google Sees Sweeping German Antitrust Probes Into Data Terms

  • Company is latest tech giant targeted under tough new powers
  • Facebook, Amazon activities are under similar scrutiny
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Google’s market power and control over users’ data faces intense scrutiny in Germany as the nation’s antitrust watchdog added it to the list of U.S. tech giants targeted by expanded new rules.

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office said Tuesday it’s started two investigations under antitrust measures that allow regulators to target large digital companies that may dominate several markets.