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Google Realigns Amid Regulatory Heat

Aarti Maharaj | March 4, 2015

Google is making an unprecedented move to combine its European regional and product operations into a single unit in response to fierce regulatory scrutiny, according to news reports.

This shift in operations comes at a time when Google is facing intense pressure from industry watchdogs, who claim that the company maybe involved in anticompetitive practices across Europe. The search giant is also being probed on its possible lack of oversight on privacy issues and failure to comply with European data protection legislation; the laundry list of regulatory challenges does not stop there.

The popular mobile company has been at the center of a long-running antitrust case as well, which claims that Google creates an unfair advantage by dominating specific searches such as news and travel. As the investigation into alleged antitrust practices runs into its fourth year, on Monday, Eric Schmidt,...

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