EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has been awarded another five-year mandate from the EU with a broader mandate in digital policy and regulation.
The European Commission's Elected President, Ursula von der Leyen, has distributed the portfolios to the nominations of each of the EU Member States For the Commissioner, Verstager has appointed the former Danish Deputy Prime Minister as Vice-President of the Digital Media Commission in addition to his current role.
This means that she is responsible for formulating cybersecurity, taxation and privacy policies ̵
The former has earned an excellent reputation over the past few years thanks to their willingness to compete with US technology giants and their alleged anti-competitive tactics.
Earlier this year, the EC beat Google at € 1.49 billion The Irish government has been ordered to levy unpaid taxes on Apple of up to € 14 billion. The Commission said Apple's favorable interest rates are synonymous with state aid.
Other mobile companies investigated for alleged antitrust violations include Qualcomm and Broadcom.
Verstager was also involved in the failed merger between O2 and Three in 2016. The EC has blocked the transaction, arguing that the reduction of four mobile operators to two would increase prices and reduce network innovation.