EC retires the Microsoft watchdog
Monitoring trustee gets laid off
The European Commission has relaxed the requirements of the 2004 anti-trust order against Microsoft – the software giant no longer needs its behaviour watched by a full-time Ã¢â‚¬Å“monitoring trusteeÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Brussels said it no longer needed a permanent observer to ensure Microsoft was obeying a European Union order to share technical information with its rivals that would help them make their products interoperable with MS servers.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“In light of changes in MicrosoftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s behaviour, the increased opportunity for third parties to exercise their rights directly before national courts and experience gained since the adoption of the 2004 decision, the Commission no longer requires a full time monitoring trustee to assess MicrosoftÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s compliance,Ã¢â‚¬Â said the EC.
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