Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos 'Can't Guarantee' Policy Against Using Seller Specific Data Hasn't Been Violated
added 30.07.2020 11:40
An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: At the "Online Platforms and Market Power" virtual antitrust hearing today, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos spoke about a policy that is meant to prevent the company from using seller specific data to help it determine what products it should manufacture and sell itself.
"What I can tell you is, we have a policy against using seller specific data to aid our private label business," Bezos said.
Bezos then tried to play up the fact that Amazon didn't have to have such a policy.
Later in the hearing, Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) asked whether Amazon allows the use of aggregate data to inform its private label brands when there are only three sellers for a product and then again when there are only two competitors.
Armstrong then asked about Amazon's internal investigation on the use of third party data.