Justice Department Restores Antitrust Enforcement

Speaking at the Center for American Progress, Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney announced that the Antitrust Division will be "aggressively pursuing cases where monopolists try to use their dominance in the marketplace to stifle competition and harm consumers." Ms. Varney withdrew a 2008 Department report on monopolization offenses that generally allows monopoly practices to go unchallenged. In 2007, EPIC objected to the merger of Internet advertisers Google and Doubleclick, arguing that it was vital to impose privacy safeguards and to preserve a advertising options for web publishers. More information, see EPIC, "Privacy? Proposed Google/Doubleclick Deal."


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