Legal News

Google Submits Concessions to EU Antitrust Body
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Google is having a harder time fighting antitrust laws in Europe than it did with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in January. It has offered greater concessions than it did in the U.S., but its rivals keep demanding more. Those rivals will get a chance to be heard. They may comment on the proposed concessions Google is offering, and this will affect whether EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Alumnia will let Google’s proposals fly. Google could be facing a large fine otherwise, and has to answer about four areas of concern in its business practice.

The list of companies with complaints against the U.S. internet company search engine supergiant include Microsoft, of course, and also TripAdvisor and Expedia, various newspaper publishers and mapping sites and price comparison sites.

  
What
Where


Four concessions Google is prepared to make include making distinctions in its search results between Google’s products and rival products, including at least three competing search engines; allowing websites to bar their content from Google’s specialized searches; allowing publishers to control the display of their content on Google News, no longer needing to exclusively use Google adverts; and to remove restrictions that prevent advertisers from transferring their search advertising campaigns on rival platforms.

“It is clear that mere labeling is not any kind of solution to the competition concerns that have been identified,” said ICOMP, a lobby group that includes Microsoft, as reported by Reuters. “Google should implement the same ranking policy to all websites.”

“The early signs are that Google’s proposals will fall far short of this minimum requirement (to treat both its rival services equally),” said British price comparison site Foundem’s Chief Executive Shivuan Raff. “Instead of promising to end its abusive practices, Google’s proposal seems to offer a half-hearted attempt to dilute their anti-competitive effects, by labeling Google’s own services and throwing in some token links to competitor’s services alongside them.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

RELEVANT JOBS

Attorney-Litigation-Workers' Compensation-Remote

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Attorney-Los Angeles (remote other than Court appearances or necessary depoistions): EPS, a growi...

Apply now

Trial Attorney

USA-CA-Long Beach

MULTIPLE ATTORNEY POSITIONS OPEN - SEEKING ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE. SUBMIT RESUME IN PDF FORMAT TO&...

Apply now

Senior Law Clerk

USA-CA-Los Angeles

C2 ALAKSA Los Angeles, CA   The Law Clerk III shall provide legal research a...

Apply now

Paralegal

USA-GA-Atlanta

Salary $40,000 - $50,000 a year Job Type Full-time Number of hires for this role 1 ...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Liability Defense Attorney

USA-FL-Fort Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale office of our client seeks liability defense attorney with 3+ years of insurance defe...

Apply Now

Senior Family Law Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Murrieta

Murrieta office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks senior family law associate attor...

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks litigation associate attorne...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top