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Web giants' power undemocratic – Italian privacy watchdog

Wednesday 11 June 2014 | 10:49 CET | News
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The power of internet giants such as Google and Facebook is becoming excessive and exceeding the bounds set by Western democracies, according to Antonello Soro, chairman of Italy's data protection authority, Garante Privacy. During the presentation of the watchdog's annual report, Soro warned that the power of the large internet companies is threatening some of the fundamental principles of democracy. "The internet giants are occupying, in an increasingly exclusive manner, all intermediate space between producers and consumers, assuming power that also translates into huge political power,"

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Companies: Facebook / Google
Countries: Italy
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