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Marketplace

EU officials move to regulate US tech companies

Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood May 6, 2015
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EU officials announced they are moving to regulate U.S. tech companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook when they do business in Europe.

Marketplace’s Molly Wood has been looking at possible outcomes of increased scrutiny of U.S. tech companies in Europe.

“I would imagine that any regulation isn’t going to be so strong that it actually damages a U.S. company’s ability to do business in Europe,” Wood says. “I’d be surprised if they actually went that far because consumers already know what they can get and they’re gonna be mad if they can’t get it anymore.”

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