Governments have imposed fines and lawsuits on Facebook, Amazon, ByteDance and Huawei, among other companies.
The year of digitization was also one of the toughest for tech companies in the world.
The recent measures that are imposed on companies such as Facebook and Amazon to assume greater responsibility in Internet surveillance, with fines of up to 6% of their turnover and the lawsuit against Facebook for monopolistic practices for absorbing potential competitors and suffocating Free competition is a sample of what has happened in 2020.
The accusation in the case of Facebook is for the purchase of WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger. Facebook has 2.740 million active users per month but they rise to 3.140 million with the other three apps.
Another conflict that is added is the one that the Chinese company ByteDance had for months when facing the possibility of a ban in the United States due to security problems, in the transfer of personal data and then faced the possibility of selling TikTok, its most popular app. valuable.
Another of the high-profile cases was the vetoes that the Chinese company, Huawei, also received in the tests of 5G mobile networks in the United States and the United Kingdom.
The British government announced measures to eliminate the manufacturer and prohibit mobile phone providers from buying Huawei 5G equipment after the end of this year and they will have to have their entire 5G kit removed from their networks by 2027.
The argument, again, is security concerns about the company. The United States points out that Huawei could be used by China to spy, through its technology.