DOJ antitrust boss: Biden team will continue to monitor tech companies

DOJ antitrust boss: Biden team will continue to monitor tech companies

The Justice Department’s antitrust boss said Biden’s team will continue to investigate tech companies. Makan Delrahim said scrutiny of tech companies is essential to protect competition. Biden will take over the antitrust cases of Google, Apple and Facebook once he takes office. Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories.

Makan Delrahim, the Department of Justice (DOJ) antitrust boss, said on Wednesday that the Biden administration would continue federal government antitrust investigations of U.S. tech companies once in office in January.

The outgoing chief competition officer of the Trump administration, told Bloomberg he expects a group of lawyers from the Justice Department of President-elect Joe Biden to be tasked with investigating companies such as Google.

Delrahim, who will complete his job on January 19, said law enforcement’s control of tech companies is crucial in protecting competition in digital markets.

“In markets where…

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