Google could be fined three billion euros

Google могут оштрафовать на три миллиарда евро

The company is accused of violating the rules of fair competition.

The European Commission in the coming weeks could be fined us Internet company Google for a record sum of three billion euros for violation of antitrust laws. About it reports The Telegraph.

According to sources, the EC intends to announce his decision before leaving for summer vacation and can do it in the next month.

The current trial lasts since 2010. In 2015, the European Commission decided to press charges against the company. In particular, the Commission is interested in the work of Google in comparison goods, knowing it to promote your own products and services in violation of the rules of fair competition.

In particular, the Commission is concerned that pre-installs Google search Google Search by default or as an exclusive option on most devices in Europe, running on the Android operating system developed by the company.

Previously, Google has repeatedly offered various options which could resolve the situation, but she failed to reach a compromise with the regulator.

The maximum possible penalty amount is 6.6 billion euros, or 10% of annual profits Google. At the moment the largest in the history of the European Commission was a penalty of 1.1 billion Euro imposed on Intel in 2009.

It is noted that Google may appeal against the fine in court, and the trial in this case will drag on for years.

We will remind, on April 20 the European Commission has lodged formal accusations of Google abusing its dominant position over its operating system for smartphones.

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