Skip to main content

Treasury Committee to quiz online tech giants on Economic Crime

20 September 2021

Representatives of major online platforms Google, Facebook, Amazon and eBay, will appear before the Treasury Committee from 2:15pm on Wednesday 22 September.

Purpose of the session

This session is part of the Committee’s inquiry reviewing progress in combatting economic crime, exploring anti-money laundering systems, the sanctions regime, and how consumers are affected by the issue.

MPs are likely to use the session to explore topics including what large online platforms are doing to prevent online advertising of scams and whether they are currently enabling fraud, the implications for platforms and site users of increasing regulation, and the current role of regulators including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

The Committee will also explore what further action on economic crime could be taken by the Government, including potential measures to be taken through the Online Safety Bill.  


Wednesday 22 September 2021

From 2.15pm:

  • Gaon Hart, Head of Public Policy, Customer Trust, UK & Ireland at Amazon 
  • Allison Lucas, Content Policy Director at Facebook
  • Will Semple, Director, Global Information Security Team at eBay
  • Amanda Storey, Director of Trust and Safety at Google Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) 

Further information

Image: Unsplash