Tuesday 27 September 2016

EU files complaint against Google

Published 15/04/2015 | 04:26

Google is the subject of a complaint from the EU's competition chief
Google is the subject of a complaint from the EU's competition chief

The European Union's competition chief is filing a complaint alleging Google has been abusing its dominance in internet searches and is opening a probe into its Android mobile system.

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EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she is "concerned that the company has given an unfair advantage to its own comparison shopping service".

Ms Vestager said the separate anti-trust probe into Android will investigate whether the internet giant relies on anti-competitive deals and abuses its dominant position in Europe's mobile market.

Ms Vestager said her chief goal was to make sure multinationals "do not artificially deny European consumers as wide a choice as possible or stifle innovation".

Google's general counsel Kent Walker wrote that a "statement of objections" to Google's business practices was to be released by Ms Vestager.

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