< img src ="https://secure.gravatar.com/blavatar/c556383e9113693e1e80b26347a583e6?s=200&ts=1600002845"> A choice by U.S regulators to end a probe into whether Google Inc injured competitors by controling Internet searches will not impact the European Union’s evaluation of the company.
“We have remembered of the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) choice, however we do not see that it has any direct implications for our examination, for our discussions with Google, which are continuous,” stated Michael Jennings, a spokesperson for the European Commission, the EU executive.U.S.
regulators on Thursday ended their investigation into the giant internet company, which runs the world’s most popular search engine.Other web business, such as Microsoft Corp, had grumbled about Google tweaking its search results to accentuate its own products. However the FTC said there was not enough proof to pursue a huge search-bias case.The European Commission has for the past two years been examining problems against Google, consisting of claims that it unfairly favoured its own services in its search results.Google presented informal settlement proposals to the Commission in July.
On December 18 the Commission offered the company a month to come up with in-depth propositions to solve the investigation.If it stops working to resolve the grievances and is condemned, Google might become fined approximately 10 percent of its income– a fine of approximately$4 billion. Source