US Justice Commission congressmen, who are investigating the dominance of tech giants, want to hear from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos about the company’s misleading statements regarding competition practices.
In a letter sent today to Bezos, members of the Chamber of Representatives’ Justice Committee called the businessman to provide clarification on the recent news that the company is using data from third parties that sell on its platform, for their own benefit.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon will have used confidential information from sellers in its ‘marketplace’, including its products and transactions, to develop its own competing products.
“If the charges are true, Amazon exploited its dominant position in the United States ‘online’ market to appropriate critical business data from private sellers, and then used that data to compete directly with them,” says the Congressional letter.
In July last year, an Amazon executive had denied this practice, at a hearing in committee.