EU wants Google may also sue for abuse of power in Classifieds




According to Politico, the European Commission is preparing a new indictment against Google. The third indictment would focus on the activities in the advertising market. There are already cases for abuse of power in terms of price comparisons and Android.

Adsense Political blog Politico says three learned different sources with “direct knowledge” to have researchers of the European Commission has asked companies to remove confidential content out evidence against Google. Such requests are often made before authorities file a formal complaint.

The documents were related to Google AdWords and AdSense, the advertising services of the search giant. Hence the request may indicate a third indictment against Google by Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Competition.

In 2010, the European Commission has already examined the advertising services of Google. The study then pointed out that competitors may have discomfort experienced by certain conditions applied by the search giant. Talks on a settlement failed and now the EC seems Google advertentietak again to the radar.

There are currently two indictments by the European Commission against Google. The first, which was formally submitted in April 2015, Google accused of abuse of its dominant position with regard to price compare . The second indictment was formalized in April accuses Google of abuse of its dominant market position in search services. By requiring makers of Android devices to install Google apps would create unfair competition.

If Google is found guilty, the Commission may impose a fine of up to 10 percent of annual revenue. Until now, Google denies all allegations and it could be years before there is a decision. Even Google can then challenge the fines. A similar case between the European Commission and Intel, which in 2009 decision was made, is still there.


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