Consistent with the Commission’s power under competition law, the Commission has the ability to send request for information and carry out inspections and interviews:
Requests for information
- power to request, from any natural or legal person, information which it considers necessary for the investigation (this expressly includes data and algorithms) and to fix deadlines and sanctions for undertakings which provide incomplete, incorrect or misleading responses.
Inspections and interviews
- power to examine and take copies of documents, seal premises, ask for oral explanations on the spot and conduct voluntary interviews. The Commission is expressly allowed to request access to documents, IT systems, algorithms, data-handling and business practices.