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CCI slaps Rs 1.36-bn fine on Google for unfair business practices

CCI said Google was abusing its dominance in online web search and online search advertising markets

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Country's antitrust watchdog on Thursday imposed a Rs 1.36 billion ($21.17 million) fine on Google for "search bias", in the latest regulatory setback for the world's most popular internet search engine. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said Google, a unit of U.S. firm Alphabet Inc, was abusing its dominance in online web search and online search advertising markets. "Google was found to be indulging in practices of search bias and by doing so, it causes harm to its competitors as well as to users," the CCI said in its order. The company ...

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First Published: Thu, February 08 2018. 20:09 IST
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