In the last two years, h Google has received many fines from her European Competition Authority as he has been accused of violating competition law. During this time it has paid more than 8 billion.
Margrethe Vestager, head of the Competition Commission, recently imposed a fine of 2,42 billion on Google as it favored its purchasing service over others. Earlier, h company had received a fine of 4,3 billion for Android contracts and another (1,5 billion) for advertising activities.
Now, the committee has targeted him Chrome browser.
The European Union competition regulator sent questionnaires to several Companies order research the practices used by Google and Google Facebook on data management. The committee wants to find out information about them data that Google brings together from various services, such as local search services, online advertisements, services that help display targeted ads, sign-in services, and web browsers.
“These surveys are about how data is collected, processed and used, even for advertising purposes. Preliminary investigations are ongoing, ”a Commission spokesman said.
Lately, Google has accepted great pressure from Europe. Not only from regulators but also from other competing companies. A large number of companies have accused Google of being unfair competition and enhancing the Google Shopping service over other European services. The companies approached the competition committee, in particular the head Margrethe Vestager and asked for the matter to be settled.
Google, for its part, argues that it follows the laws and requirements of the competition committee:
"We use data to make our services more useful and to display relevant ads and enable people to manage, delete and transfer their data," a Google spokesman said.
"We will continue to work with the Commission and other bodies to resolve any issues," he said.