Friday, January 28, 2022

Alphabet vs CCI: Inside Google's Challenges in India - Transfin.

Last updated Wednesday, January 12, 2022 17:10 ET , Source: NewsService

Another day, another investigation into Google.

Last week, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) opened a new front in its scrutiny of Big Tech's business practices in the world’s second-largest digital economy. Acting on complaints received from news publishers, the regulator ordered an inquiry into Google's "abuse of dominance" in the digital news aggregation segment.

Around the same time, the ongoing probe into the company’s Play Store billing practices came up before the Karnataka High Court. This, even as Google Pay, Android OS, and Google Search are also under the antitrust watchdog’s scanner.

Clearly, Alphabet isn’t a model company. Not according to CCI, at least.

Indian regulators’ grievances against Google are similar to their peers’ in the EU and US. They primarily revolve around (1) the company’s Play Store policies, (2) Android OS dominance, and (3) Search dominance.

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