India's antitrust agency to probe Google for payment app's practices

Section 4 of the Competition Act pertains to abuse of dominant market position

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Monday ordered a detailed probe against internet giant Google for alleged unfair business practices with respect to Google Pay as well as Google Play’s payment system.
Google Pay is a popular digital payments platform while Google Play is the app store on its Android ecosystem.
“... the CCI is of the prima facie view that the Opposite Parties have contravened various provisions of Section 4 of the Act... These aspects warrant a detailed investigation,” it said in a 39-page order.
The watchdog has ordered a detailed probe by its Director General (DG), which is the investigation arm, for alleged anti-competitive practices with respect to Google Pay.
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First Published: Nov 09 2020 | 7:05 PM IST

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