German Government Looks to Regulate B2B Portals

BERLIN — The German government wants to regulate Internet portals. This was reported
by the magazine “Telebvrse” with reference to Alfred Tacke, State Secretary
at the Federal Ministry of Economics.

Tacke is reported to have announced to
a group of telecommunications experts in Bad Honnef, “We will deal with
business portals sometime this year.” The goal apparently is to prevent
“accumulations of power” on the Internet, “so that mid-sized companies also
have a chance.”

To achieve this, the general conditions would have to be organized in such a
way that the e-commerce platforms “can continue to exist in the face of
monopolies commissions both in Europe and in America.”

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