European Commission is ready to take legal action against Google over its business strategies.
Recently, the concerned authorities have requested confidential plaintiffs to make their fillings public. The permission indicates that European Commission is set to file anti-trust charges
In 2011, the European Commission begins an anti-trust investigation on Google. The inquiry reveals that the biggest search giant had taken advantages of its position in search industry. It inflicts unlawful restrictions on advertisers and other websites.
Joaquin Almunia, Vestager’s Predecessor, followed a soft tactics in order to solve the issue. He tried to reach Article 9 agreement which states that the commission can accept commitments from any firm. Sadly, Almunia faced a lot of criticism from European Parliament and other Commissioners on his decision. Eventually, Almunia’s term closed without any proper verdict.
In November 2014, Margrether Vestager took charge of the bureau. She clearly stated that she would take action against Google after an in-depth investigation.
I need to know what those most directly affected by the practices in question have to say, she says.
People related to tech industry believe that Vestager would fine Google to 10 percent of its annual turnover.
On the other hand, the Federal Trade Commission discovered that Google did not perform any unfair manipulation.