Competition Commission imposes Rs 1.35 bn penalty on Google for search bias

Competition commission says company abused its dominant position in web search space

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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Thursday imposed a penalty of Rs 1.35 billion on Google after finding that the company abused its dominant position in online general web search and search advertising in India.   The ruling was based on a complaint filed in 2012 by Matrimony.com and Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) against the search engine. The complainants had alleged that Google’s unfair business practices were leading to search bias and search manipulation.   After a detailed probe, the CCI, through a majority order, said the penalty was being ...