US Congress wants to see Apple, Google, Facebook & Amazon’s internal documents

US Congress wants to see Apple, Google, Facebook & Amazon’s internal documents

In addition to the top managers’ emails, the congress wants to have financial documentation and information regarding competition and key business decisions of the technology giants.

The US Congress continues the investigation into activities of the four leading technology companies making a demand that Amazon.com, Facebook, Apple and Alphabet Inc. (Google's parent company) turn in personal emails of the top managers, The Wall Street Journal reports.

According to the publication, the legal committee of the House of Representatives, which includes both Republicans and Democrats, demanded that said information be provided before October 14. In addition to the top managers’ emails, the congress wants to have financial documentation and information regarding competition and key business decisions of the technology giants.

The top managers include Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, who led Google at the initial stage.

Jerold Nadler, Chairman of the Legal Committee of the House of Representatives, explained that the information should help in the investigation of the antitrust violations. According to him, there is growing evidence that the group of companies has captured a huge market share in e-commerce and communications.

Meanwhile, in July, it was reported that the US Department of Justice's antitrust unit launched an investigation against the leading Internet companies that own search engines, social networks, or are engaged in online trading.

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