Forced break-up of Facebook would be a remedy of the very last resort, says EU antitrust chief

clock
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes believes Facebook needs to be broken up. Image via Pixabay
Image:

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes believes Facebook needs to be broken up. Image via Pixabay

Breaking up Facebook would entail years of legal wrangling, Vestager warns

A forced break-up of Facebook should be a remedy only of the very last resort as it would almost certainly involve a long legal battle, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Friday...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

More on Systems Tools

Partner Insight: Let's create a New Normal for leadership

Partner Insight: Let's create a New Normal for leadership

Scott Logic
clock 26 November 2021 • 5 min read
Managing application sprawl

Managing application sprawl

The tangle of modern applications and digital services needs observability by design

Computing Staff
clock 26 November 2021 • 2 min read
From data aware to insight driven: How organisations can use data to get ahead post-pandemic

From data aware to insight driven: How organisations can use data to get ahead post-pandemic

The case for data virtualisation

Charles Southwood
clock 21 November 2021 • 4 min read