On Friday, the 15th of May 2020, less than a month after the bipartisan US House of Representative Judiciary Committee had sent a letter to Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos to testify on accusations linked to the world’s No.
1 online retailer’s uses of third-party sellers’ data citing a Wall Street Journal report published on April 23rd, the Seattle-based American multinational tech conglomerate employing more than 750,000 workers across the globe said that the company would represent an “appropriate” executive to testify over the allegations.
In point of fact, the Wall Street Journal, an arch-rival to Jeff Bezos-owned newspaper the Washington Post, had revealed in a report later last month that the largest online retailer across the globe had been feeding on to third-party sellers’ technology aimed at crafting more competitive products under its brand name.
Aside from that, this had been the second occurrence the Amazon.com Inc. was accused of the same allegation, since on last July, Amazon’s Associate General Counsel, Nate Sutton had denied any feasibility of the allegations under oath adding that the Amazon.com Inc.
had never used sensitive business intel from independent third-party sellers selling products at its e-commerce platform. Besides, in a reply to the US lawmakers call to testify Bezos to the US House of Representative Judiciary Committee, Amazon.com Inc.
said in a blog post on Friday (May 15th), “We have been working with the Committee in good faith for nearly a year to provide answers and information, and we remain prepared to make the appropriate Amazon executive available to the Committee to address these issues. ”