THE WALL STREET JOURNAL - Big Tech Braces for a Wave of Regulation

"Big tech companies are facing the biggest expansion in potential technology regulation in a generation ... New laws under consideration in Europe, Asia and the U.S. ... While tech companies say they agree that their industry needs new regulation, they are pushing back against some specific proposals ... For their part, advocates for more regulation worry that the big tech companies could emerge unscathed from the newest wave of regulation ... Cédric O, junior minister for digital affairs for France, which holds the presidency of the EU’s council of member states ... says ... “I think there’s a European and probably international consensus that Big Tech has an impact on the economy and on democracy and should be regulated ...”"