Amazon-Meta Ads Deal: Could It Happen Here?
Reading comments (Ben Thompson, Eric Seufert) on the Meta-Amazon deal to let “shoppers buy Amazon products directly from ads on Instagram and Facebook” (Bloomberg) made me think: could it happen here (in the EU)? Would EU law block it? I don’t think so. Still, given that the deal means “more data for Meta” (and Amazon), we’ll likely see some knee-jerk critical reactions. So, I thought it would be interesting to think through this question. (To be clear: this is not a full legal analysis, just my quick thoughts).