There’s hardly a place in the world where #Google isn’t under investigation by regulators and lawmakers. Here’s a thread of countries where Google is in trouble... @qz #alphabet #techregs #bigtech #regulators #antitrust https://qz.com/google-is-in-a-world-of-trouble-from-governments-everyw-1849708614

🇪🇺 European Union: Officials are looking into whether #Google’s anti-competitive practices have harmed app developers. The company has been fined for stifling competition through the dominance of #Android. https://techcrunch.com/2022/10/27/google-play-eu-antitrust/ @TechCrunch

🇺🇸 United States: An ongoing lawsuit against #Google alleges that the company has monopolized the #AdTech market and beat down competition by abusing its access to data. https://m.economictimes.com/tech/technology/us-court-allows-mega-antitrust-case-against-google-to-proceed/articleshow/94191126.cms @EconomicTimes

🇰🇷 South Korea: A privacy commission fined #Google $50 million for violating privacy law using #data from other websites as well as apps to generate customized advertisements. https://www.reuters.com/technology/skorea-fines-google-meta-over-accusations-privacy-law-violations-yonhap-2022-09-14/ @Reuters

🇰🇷#Google is also being investigated for potentially violating South Korea’s rules governing in-app payments https://techcrunch.com/2022/08/09/south-korea-to-probe-apple-and-google-over-in-app-payment-rule-break/ @TechCrunch

🇬🇧 United Kingdom: #Alphabet faces lawsuits over anti-competitive digital advertising practices and over-pricing #AppStore purchases https://www.reuters.com/technology/google-faces-254-bln-damages-claims-uk-dutch-courts-over-adtech-practices-2022-09-13/ @Reuters

🇬🇧 #Google face a $1.1 billion lawsuit that alleges they overcharged 19.5 million customers for app store purchases by charging up to 30% commission on popular apps on its Play Store, including #Roblox, #CandyCrushSaga and #Tinder since October 2015 https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/google-faces-1-bln-uk-trial-over-app-store-pricing-2022-07-19

🇮🇳 India: The Competition Commission of India has penalized #Google for monopolizing its Play Store payment system, and for abusing its dominance in the #Android ecosystem. https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/explained-ccis-1300-crore-fine-on-google-and-how-that-will-change-android-smartphones/article66048979.ece @ThehinduData

🇫🇷 France: #Google paid $528 million in fines to resolve a dispute related to news publishers displaying copyrighted content. https://www.reuters.com/technology/french-anti-trust-body-accepts-google-pledges-over-remunerating-news-publishers-2022-06-21/ @Reuters

🇦🇺 Australia: A court ordered #Google to pay $43 million in penalties for misleading users on collection of their personal location data https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/australian-court-orders-google-to-pay-43-mln-for-misleading-users/article65764407.ece @ThehinduData

🇳🇱 Netherlands: Apart from a lawsuit over its digital advertising practices, #Google is also embroiled in a probe over its app Play Store payment rules very similar to the ongoing Indian case. https://www.politico.eu/article/google-app-store-under-investigation-for-antitrust-abuses/ @politico

🇷🇺 Russia: In July, Russia fined #Google $34 million for suspending and blocking accounts on its #YouTube video service Google’s Russian subsidiary has already filed for bankruptcy, after the government seized its bank account. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/technology/russia-fines-google-34-mln-for-breaching-competition-rules/articleshow/93139368.cms @EconomicTimes

🇮🇩 Indonesia: An antitrust agency is probing Google for potential unfair business practices over its Play Store payment services. https://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/indonesia-antitrust-agency-launches-probe-of-google-app-payments/94223412 @EconomicTimes

🇯🇵 Japan: An ongoing investigation is determining whether #Google has unfairly leveraged its dominance over the markets for phones, #smartwatches, and other #wearables. https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/10/07/apple-google-formally-under-investigation-by-japan-antitrust-agency @appleinsider

🇿🇦 South Africa: A competition commission has made provisional recommendations for how #Google should display search pages, to better distinguish between paid advertising and traditional organic search results. https://www.businessinsider.co.za/google-says-it-is-ready-to-answer-competition-commission-questions-2022-7 @BusinessInsider

🇩🇪 Germany: The German government is examining #Google’s content licensing deals with news publishers and its data processing terms https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/05/germany-fco-google-decision/ @TechCrunch

Germany’s national competition regulator, the Bundeskartellamt, has continued its investigative charge against #BigTech and has opened two proceedings into #Google. https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/25/googles-data-terms-are-now-in-germanys-competition-crosshairs/ @TechCrunch

🇮🇹 Italy: An antitrust inquiry is investigating whether #Google has abused its dominant position by hindering data portability rights https://techcrunch.com/2022/07/14/google-italy-data-portability-antitrust-complaint/ @TechCrunch