The Chief Executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Alphabet have been invited by EU lawmakers to a February 1 hearing in Brussels.
In the coming months, the European Parliament will provide input into proposals by the European Commission to force the companies to play fairly with rivals and to do more to tackle online fake news and harmful content or face hefty fines.
The purpose of the planned hearing, according to the invitation, is to learn about the tech giants’ current business models and future concepts as they face the challenges of altering market conditions.
Earlier on Friday,it was said that Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai will hold a video-conference call with EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager on Jan. 25.
Vestager, who is pushing for tough new rules, will discuss digital and competition issues with Pichai, a Commission spokeswoman said.