The proposed plan includes forcing tech giants to break up or sell some of their European operations if their market dominance is deemed to threaten the interests of customers and smaller rivals, the newspaper said.
EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, in an interview with the FT, said the proposed remedies, which would only be used in extreme circumstances, also include the ability to exclude large tech groups from the single market altogether.
Brussels is also considering a rating system that would allow the public and shareholders to assess companies‘ behaviour in areas such as tax compliance and the speed with which they take down illegal content, the FT said.
Breton was quoted as saying activities such as companies preventing users from switching platforms or forcing customers to use only one service could lead to tougher sanctions.
(Reporting by Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; Editing by William Mallard)