Dutch govt looks into influence of internet companies

Friday 2 January 2015 | 11:34 CET | News
The Dutch government wants to identify internet "gatekeepers", companies that play a special role in the internet economy and which have therefore garnered a position of power, like Google or Facebook. The ministry of economic affairs did not preclude the need for further regulation, which it said it also needed in Brussels. Providers of fixed and mobile networks have a special position as gatekeepers for the internet, the ministry said. That is why net neutrality rules were developed for providers. Other parties also play that role, such as companies with a platform (search engine or social

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Europese Commissie / Facebook / Google / Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat
Countries: Netherlands
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