EU Digital Chief Denies Plans to Discriminate Against U.S. Firms

The European Union has no intention of discriminating against U.S. technology giants like Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. when designing its regulatory framework for online platforms, the EU’s digital chief said. “I’m still certain that we’ll find rules [for platforms] that don’t smell of protection and discrimination, but are reasonable for European, American and for Asian players,” Günther Oettinger, the EU commissioner in charge of digital affairs, said in a telephone interview ahead of a trip to the U.S.