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Amazon Becomes Subject of a British Antitrust Inquiry.


The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has opened an investigation into how Amazon uses data from unaffiliated third parties and how it chooses which sellers and products to highlight.


According to a statement released on Wednesday, the investigation "concerns the way that non-public third-party seller data may be used within Amazon's retail business, how Amazon sets criteria selecting which product offers are placed within the "Buy Box," and which sellers can list products under Amazon's "Prime label" on its Marketplace in the UK.


The CMA will continue to gather data and conduct research through September.


(Report by: The Decision Maker - Finance editors)