Tech giants face tougher new rules, more power to enforcers, EU's Vestager says

FILE PHOTO: Executive Vice President of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager addresses the media at the German Economy Ministry in Berlin, Germany September 7, 2020. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERS/

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Tech giants will have to play fairer in the 27-country bloc under new rules aimed at reining in their power while EU antitrust regulators will also arm themselves with more power to investigate structural problems, Europe’s digital chief said on Thursday.

European Vice-President and Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is due to announce the new rules known as the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act on Dec. 2.

Reporting by Foo Yun Chee