Brussels — Margrethe Vestager promised a clampdown on big tech as she kicked off her European parliament audition for a job that will equip her with greater weaponry to take on the Silicon Valley giants.

The Dane is expected to win the backing of legislators, who must sign off on her bid to become a vice-president of the European Commission from November 1, tasked with making “a Europe fit for the digital age”. She’ll combine that job overseeing technology policy with her current role as the EU’s powerful antitrust chief...

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