The New York Times reports with reference to the Financial Times that the European Union intends to again sue Google. Now the representative of the EU antitrust authority, Margret Vestager, is unhappy with the policy regarding the Android operating system.
The European Union intends to study the work of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, with the manufacturers of smartphones. It is assumed that the corporation due to the free status of Android forces the company to set the priority of its services – it’s about the browser Chrome and the search engine Google.
The possible amount of the claim is $ 11 billion, which is about 10% of the global turnover of Alphabet.
Last year, the European Commission has already won a case against Google. The amount of the fine for violation of the antitrust laws of the EU amounted to 2.42 billion euros.