The European Union is launching an antitrust probe into how Amazon uses data from independent retailers who use its marketplace as an intermediate platform.

In a statement on Wednesday, the European Commission's top antitrust official, Margrethe Vestager, said e-commerce had boosted consumers purchasing options and reduced prices. "We need to ensure that large online platforms don't eliminate these benefits through anti-competitive behaviour,” said Vestager. "I have therefore decided to take ...

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