Notebookcheck

The CEOs of all 4 big tech companies are slated to attend a US Congress hearing in July 2020

4 of tech's biggest companys will send their CEOs to Congress. (Source: Wikimedia)
4 of tech's biggest companys will send their CEOs to Congress. (Source: Wikimedia)
The current chief executive officers (CEOs) of Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are reportedly required to appear before the United States' Congress later in July 2020. These events are apparently tied to proceedings related to antitrust practices. Their attendance has been confirmed by a member of this body representing the state of Rhode Island.

A Congress representative from Rhode Island, David Cicilline (Democratic Party) has informed the journalist Kara Swisher that the top executives at Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook would attend hearing proceedings before this assembly in July 2020. Of these, Tim Cook was the first to agree to appear at this event in mid-June, followed by Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg.

According to a Business Insider report, the 4 CEOs may be grilled on topics related to anti-trust practices at this hearing. In possibly related news, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) has stated that it is about to investigate Apple's App Store and its developer relations.

Similarly, the European Commission has announced 2 new antitrust probes into the same company's Pay service, as well as its App Store. This body has fined Google billions of euros in the past for spurious business practices, and now appears to believe the Cupertino giant may be liable for similar treatment.

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2020 07 > The CEOs of all 4 big tech companies are slated to attend a US Congress hearing in July 2020
Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07- 3 (Update: 2020-07- 3)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.