French president lauds Europe as the ‘most attractive place’ for tech giants

Earlier inside the week during his signature “Tech for Great” summit, Macron sat down with the likes of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, IBM’s Virginia Rometty, Microsoft Corp’s Satya Nadella in addition to also also Intel Corp’s Brian Krzanich.

The French president warned the global tech bosses they might not be able to continue riding the coattails of the digital economy without contributing more to society.

“the item can be not possible just to have free-riding on one side, when you make a Great business,” Macron said as he addressed some of the planet’s leading corporate hitters on Wednesday.

“There can be no free lunch. I want coming from you some commitments,” he added.

In addition to a tax on the revenues of digital behemoths, Macron has called for tech firms to take a more robust stance on issues such as data protection in addition to also also so-called fake news.

To date, progress on such fronts has been somewhat limited.

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