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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...
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🇪🇺 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.
🇪🇺 The #EU has already fined #Google more than $8.2 billion in recent years over #antitrust practices.
🇺🇸 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.
🇰🇷 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.
🇰🇷#Google is also being investigated for potentially violating South Korea’s rules governing in-app payments
🇬🇧 United Kingdom:
#Alphabet faces lawsuits over anti-competitive digital advertising practices and over-pricing #AppStore purchases
🇬🇧 #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
The Competition Commission of India has penalized #Google for monopolizing its Play Store payment system, and for abusing its dominance in the #Android ecosystem.
#Google paid $528 million in fines to resolve a dispute related to news publishers displaying copyrighted content.
A court ordered #Google to pay $43 million in penalties for misleading users on collection of their personal location data
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.
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.
An antitrust agency is probing Google for potential unfair business practices over its Play Store payment services.
An ongoing investigation is determining whether #Google has unfairly leveraged its dominance over the markets for phones, #smartwatches, and other #wearables.
🇿🇦 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.
The German government is examining #Google’s content licensing deals with news publishers and its data processing terms
Germany’s national competition regulator, the Bundeskartellamt, has continued its investigative charge against #BigTech and has opened two proceedings into #Google.
An antitrust inquiry is investigating whether #Google has abused its dominant position by hindering data portability rights
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