Europe’s top ‘tech cop’ is ready to take on Big Tech with America – POLITICO

Posted: October 13, 2021 at 7:31 pm

Margrethe Vestager, European Commission executive vice president and commissioner for competition, has a game plan to protect whistleblowers. | POLITICO Illustration

Margrethe Vestager has been waiting for an administration like this the European Unions top tech cop says its a dream come true to have a president in the White House whos dedicated to reeling in Big Tech. But what will that EU-U.S. cooperation look like? Thats what host Ryan Heath wants to know. Also on the docket: Vestagers game plan to protect whistleblowers, plus her own rules for tech at home.

I think it's really, really interesting what is happening in the U.S. right now both on competition law enforcement and the signals sent there, with Lina [Khan]s appointment, with [Jonathan] Kanter, with the executive order. That is like a dream come true to see a president take that kind of interest in so many different markets. - Margrethe Vestager, European Commission executive vice president and commissioner for competition

I know this sounds like a slogan, but it's better to have 80 percent now than 100 percent never. And this is basically where you are on taxation: If you're asking for perfect, you're never going to get it. But if we could get a floor under corporate taxation and we could get sort of a fair distribution of taxing rights, we would have taken a major step towards tax justice. This ought to happen this autumn.

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