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Is the European Union out to get Google?

Paul Hodgson | August 1, 2017

By now, everyone knows that the European Commission (EC) has fined Google a record €2.42 billion (U.S.$2.86B) for breaching EU antitrust rules. The judgement found that Google had “abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service.” The company must now end this conduct within 90 days, before the end of September, or face penalty payments of up to 5 percent of the average daily worldwide turnover of Alphabet, Google’s parent company. Google disagrees with the decision and is considering an appeal.

But this isn’t the only case against Google. The EC has already come to the preliminary conclusion that Google has abused a dominant position in two other cases, which are still being investigated. The first of these concerns the Android operating system, where there are concerns that “... To get the full story, subscribe now.