Facebook and Amazon among companies most at risk of regulatory crackdown in the advertising sector

Facebook, Amazon and Google are the companies most at risk from regulatory crackdown, according to the latest Thematic Scorecard for the advertising sector from GlobalData.

There are ten key areas for regulation: tax avoidance, data privacy, data security, antitrust, tax avoidance, misinformation, online harm, copyright, net neutrality and obstruction of justice.

All three companies gained the lowest score (1 out of 5) in GlobalData’s Thematic Scorecard for the regulation theme in the advertising sector, reflecting their vulnerability to future regulatory action. A Thematic score of 1 indicates that this theme will be highly detrimental to their future performance.

Companies who gained a score of 2 out of 5 and who are also at risk from regulation are Alibaba, Comscore, Vivendi, Channel Advisor, Angie’s List, Criteo, Rubicon Project, Hub Spot and Marchex.

GlobalData’s Thematic Scorecard ranks companies within a sector on the basis of overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance.

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