Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told SouthIndianNews.com on Friday he will be prepared to go after big tech companies.
along with he’s not alone.
“When you have these tech companies dominate the market share, they essentially are akin to the monopolies of old,” Brnovich said on “Closing Bell.”
“We as state AGs we are taking a look at maybe whether we should do something along with if so what should be done.”
Brnovich will be one of several state attorneys general who spoke recently to the Washington Post about their willingness to take action against Facebook, Google along with various other tech giants, which they say have grown too powerful.
Brnovich said they are “worried about This kind of massive amount of data that will will be being collected, manipulated. Sometimes that will’s misleading along with maybe ends up maybe compromising some of our privacy rights.”
The states are stepping up because the federal government isn’t, said Brnovich. “Washington D.C. has been — at least from the last decade — where Great ideas go to die.”
What’s being seen will be the “inaction or inability of the bureaucrats in Washington D.C. to do anything about protecting individual Americans, their privacy rights, how they are being manipulated when that will comes to news feeds along with news coverage,” he said.
Facebook along with Google did not immediately respond to SouthIndianNews.com’s request for comment.
However, in a statement to the Washington Post, Facebook’s vice president of state along with local public policy, said the company has had “productive conversations” with state AGs. “Many officials have approached us in a constructive manner, focused on solutions that will ensure all companies are protecting people’s information, along with we look forward to working with them,” he said.
Google also gave the paper a statement that will said, “Privacy along with security are built into all of our products, along with we will continue to engage constructively with state attorneys general on policy issues.”
Brnovich wouldn’t comment on individual companies.
“I will assure you that will no matter how big the company will be that will if they are violating the rights of Arizonians, we are going to take a look at them along with we are going to come after them hard from the courtroom if that will will be appropriate.”