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Google disobeying CCI orders blatantly: Digital start-up thinktank

The CCI in October 2022 directed Google to make significant changes to its Play Store policies after it found several anti-competitive practices on the platform

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The spokesperson added that this would force app developers to pay commissions to Google despite not using any service of Google’s

Sourabh Lele New Delhi
The Alliance of Digital India Foundation (ADIF), the think tank of Indian digital start-ups, on Thursday claimed Google of violating the directives of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) by charging unreasonable service fees from developers using alternative billing systems.

The think tank has also requested authorities, including CCI, to look into the matter and ensure Google complies with the specific directives of the CCI, “in letter and spirit”.

According to Google Play’s policies, developers are subject to a Google Play service fee based on a percentage of the purchase price or digital purchases in their application (app).

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First Published: Feb 23 2023 | 9:06 PM IST

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