... and will have to pay EUR 2.42 billion as a penalty for violating EU law.

“This is a watershed case due to the fact the European Commission has taken it upon itself to investigate the market for services provided by Google, and likewise the actual effects of Google's actions. Thanks to these efforts, it was in a better position to counter Google’s protestations that its actions foster competition”, comments Bernadeta Kasztelan-Świetlik, an attorney specialising in competition law. She points out that the EU is accusing Google of abusing its position through use of algorithms which put its own product to the fore, which has resulted in a real-terms decline of market share of other search engines (...)

 

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