Google Risks New Antitrust Fines in The EU. The U.S. Lags Behind Again
Yet again European regulators are coming after U.S.-based tech companies that operate in the EU. This time the culprit is none other than Google and the misdeed is the company’s policy of forcing its software into Android-based devices by default.
The penalty for the alleged violation of the EU’s antitrust laws is expected to include billions of dollars in fines and some new obligations regarding the tech giant’s approach to healthy competition. Moreover, this move may bring back the political pressure on U.S. antitrust watchdogs, such as the Federal Trade Commission, to pay more attention to Google’s and other big players’ operations.