I know most people would have chosen somebody like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, or the incredibly talented will.i.am as the tech person of the year, but I went another way, a person that in the strictest sense isn’t even in tech. For me, the person that influenced tech in the most positive way in 2017 was the EU’s Commissioner for Competition: Margrethe Vestager. She has had a massive impact on how big tech operates in Europe — and quite possibly the rest of the world — through monumental cases such as Amazon’s €250 million tax fine and Alphabet’s (Google) historic €2.4 billion fine…

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