Tasos Katopodis/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) - Senator Amy Klobuchar, who chairs the Senate antitrust subcommittee, said that work is underway on companion legislation to antitrust bills introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week.
While none of the four tech-focused House antitrust bills introduced Friday have a Senate companion, Klobuchar said late Monday that she expected that to change.
"I think you'll see a number of bills introduced in the Senate," she said, but declined to elaborate.
Two of the bills introduced last week address the issue of giant companies, such as Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google, creating a platform for other businesses and then competing against those same businesses.
A fourth would require platforms to allow users to transfer their data elsewhere if they desire, including to a competing business.
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