EU Considers Rules on Tech Companies' Terms of Use

The European Union’s executive body is considering new rules that would prevent web platforms, such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Inc. and TripAdvisor Inc.,  from offering unfair terms to small businesses that use their services to sell or promote products. The European Commission said it wants to address complaints by businesses about unilateral contract changes, lack of access to essential sales and customer data and poor transparency regarding companies’ rankings in search results. Companies also lack possibilities for redress to resolve disputes, the EU said.