Amazon’s anti-trust hearing went downhill when Jeff Bezos made it almost obvious that the company is accessing the seller’s data.
It is no surprise that a lot of companies around the world make use of their users’ personal data. This is often used to improve their site and to make it easy for the users to find what they are looking for.
But while doing so, it is important to inform the users that their personal data is getting used. It is unethical to access such critical information without the user’s approval.
The company might get subjected to various legal problems if caught red-handed in doing so. Amazon has a huge reputation which could totally get ruined by this allegation.
Third-Party Seller Data
There was an accusation over Amazon saying that the company is using third-party seller data. This is in turn used to grow Amazon’s own customer base.
There were reports saying that the company recently accessed sales data from various separate sellers in the market. During Amazon’s anti-trust hearing, Jeff said that he cannot confirm or deny the statement.
He added that the company had policies that prevent them from doing so. Jeff says that to his knowledge, the policy has never been violated till then.
Bezos Seemed Unaware
Jeff seemed like the entire news came as a surprise to him. In conclusion, Jeff said that he’s going to keep an eye on the problem and that he wouldn’t stop until he gets to the bottom of it.
He reassured the members of the meeting that the policy is still intact and Amazon would do everything in its power to keep it that way. He said that he’s going to be a little more careful in this regard from now on.
But as Jeff said in Amazon’s anti-trust hearing this isn’t easy as a lot of people think it is. A lot of sources who were a part of this article were totally anonymous making the task of tracking them a lot harder.
Amazon has grown into a superpower over the years and there’s nothing that the company cannot do. The lawmakers argued that Amazon currently has a strong influence over the entire internet economy.
It can make any decision it wants to without anyone noticing it. They’ve also said that they have carried out interviews with Amazon’s employees.
Some of them also seem to agree that these breaches are pretty common. If proven, these could act against the company in the court.
Jayapal grew furious and stated that the company dictates rules for all its competitors. But Amazon is not really ready to follow them on its own.
This was pretty much an overview of everything that happened during the hearing. The argument put forth by the lawmakers was convincing.
We can expect Amazon to come back with evidence to support their crime real soon.