The document penalty, which trumps the €50 million GDPR penalty levied against Google in 2019, comes amid heightened scrutiny of Amazon’s enterprise in Europe. In November final yr, the European Fee introduced formal antitrust prices in opposition to the corporate, saying the retailer has misused its place to compete in opposition to third-party companies utilizing its platform. On the identical time, the fee started a second investigation into its alleged preferential therapy of its personal merchandise on its web site and people of its companions.