4 cases against Google for abuse of dominance

Press Trust of India, August 12, 2015

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has directed investigation against Google in four separate cases for alleged abuse of dominant position, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

“As per Competition Commission of India, four cases against Google for alleged abuse of dominant position, in which the Commission directed the Director-General of CCI for investigation under the Competition Act, 2002,” Minister for Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

In two cases, a combined investigation report has been received, which is under consideration of the Commission, the Minister added.

These include a case filed by Consim Info Pvt Ltd against Google Inc and Google India Pvt Ltd, and another case filed by Consumer Unity and Trust Society.

In other two cases, the reports have not been submitted as investigation is ongoing, Mr. Prasad said. One of these two cases has been filed by an individual named Vishal Gupta against Google Inc, Google Ireland Ltd and Google India Pvt Ltd, The other case has been filed by Albion InfoTel Ltd against the same set of three Google entities.

The CCI has not yet shared the findings of the investigation report with the company, Mr. Prasad added.

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