Google comes under CCI scanner

Fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) is investigating some of the business practices of search giant Google.

Similar investigations are also being conducted against the US-headquartered company in Argentina and South Korea.

"The Comision Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia in Argentina, the Competition Commission of India and the Korea Fair Trade Commission in South Korea have also opened investigations into certain of our business practices," Google said in a regulatory filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

When contacted, a Google spokesperson said, "We're always happy to answer questions about our business and we're extending our full cooperation to CCI. We're confident that our products are compliant with competition law in India."

In August 2012, Parliament was informed that CCI had initiated investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices by Google. CCI had received information for contravention of Section 4 of the Competition Act, 2002, by Google. In February 2012, BharatMatrimony had filed a complaint against Google alleging it abused its dominance by engaging in discriminatory and retaliatory practices relating to AdWords.

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views, opinions and comments posted are your, and are not endorsed by this website. You shall be solely responsible for the comment posted here. The website reserves the right to delete, reject, or otherwise remove any views, opinions and comments posted or part thereof. You shall ensure that the comment is not inflammatory, abusive, derogatory, defamatory &/or obscene, or contain pornographic matter and/or does not constitute hate mail, or violate privacy of any person (s) or breach confidentiality or otherwise is illegal, immoral or contrary to public policy. Nor should it contain anything infringing copyright &/or intellectual property rights of any person(s).
comments powered by Disqus