Anyone eager for Jeff Bezos’ moment in the Congressional hot seat, previously occupied by the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, probably shouldn’t hold their breath.
Amazon sidestepped the request from House lawmakers for its CEO to testify, saying in a letter that it will “make the appropriate Amazon executive available” to address antitrust concerns.
The antitrust subcommittee is jousting with Amazon over prior testimony from a top company lawyer, Nate Sutton, who said during a 2019 antitrust hearing that Amazon does not use individual seller data when developing products for its private label brand.
A recent Wall Street Journal investigation revealed the opposite, putting Amazon in a predicament with federal lawmakers.
The Wall Street Journal report documented cases where Amazon employees did use that type of data when developing new products, despite a company policy that prohibits the practice.

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