Competition Commission of India fines Google Rs 136 crore for ‘unfair practices’

Competition Commission of India fines Google Rs 136 crore for ‘unfair practices’

  • February 8, 2018
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The Competition Commission of India today imposed a fine of Rs 136 crore on Google for unfair business practices in the Indian market for online search. After a detailed probe on the complaints filed in 2012, the regulator through a majority order said the penalty is being imposed on Google for “infringing anti-trust conduct”.

Google’s specialised search options that lead to its commercial flight unit, prohibitions imposed under the negotiated search intermediation agreements and ranking of universal results prior to 2010 were found to be violating competition norms. On the CCI ruling, a Google spokesperson said the company is “reviewing the narrow concerns identified by the Commission and will assess our next steps”.
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