EU warns that it may break up Big Tech companies

EU warns that it may break up Big Tech companies

Repeat offences under new rules will trigger action to force divestments, Brussels will warn

The EU will threaten on Tuesday to break up Big Tech companies if they repeatedly engage in anti-competitive behaviour.

The warning comes as Brussels publishes its drafts of two major new pieces of tech regulation.

A Digital Markets Act will aim to tackle unfair competition in the sector, and a Digital Services Act will force tech companies to take more responsibility for illegal behaviour on their platforms.

The long-awaited regulations are the first significant overhaul of the EU’s approach to the internet for two decades.

After the European Commission publishes its proposals on Tuesday, they will be voted on by the European parliament and there is no ti