According to Reuters, the Minister of State for Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, has announced that India will take action against Google for an antitrust breach.
MoS IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar has announced that the government is planning to take action against Alphabet Inc’s Google for indulging in anti-competitive practices by abusing its market position. This was reported last year by an antitrust watchdog, reported Reuters.
Govt to take action against Google
Google was fined $275 million in two cases in one of which the company was involved in abusing its dominant position in the Android operating system market and in another, it was accused of compelling developers to use an in-app payment system.
In an interview with Reuters, the MoS IT Minister stated that these findings are serious and cause deep concern to India’s federal government. As per his statement, “The ministry has to take action. We have thought through it. You will see it in the coming weeks. Certainly, it’s not something that we will leave and push under the carpet.”
The minister declined to reveal or hint at what kind of regulatory action is the government planning to take against Google. The minister added that the issue “is worrisome, not just for us, its worrisome for the entire digital ecosystem in India.”
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