European Commission Warns Meta About Anti-Trust Violations

EU regulators have just warned Meta about using ad-related data from competitors to benefit their Facebook Marketplace classified advertising service.  Like Amazon, Meta has been leveraging its control over what users see to favor its own products.  That’s probably illegal in the U.S. too, but so far the tech industry has been largely successful in restraining U.S. regulators and Congress from taking action.  (For a rare exception, see today’s Privacy Newsletter item about the Federal Trade Commission’s $520 million settlement with Epic Games.)