Google publishes details of EU antitrust settlement

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 11:50

Washington: Google has reportedly published full text of its antitrust settlement bid with the EU in a bid to quiet the critics, who have claimed that a third-party review of the settlement was necessary.

The move comes after the EU declined to conduct a full `market test` by circulating the search giant`s commitments to the interested parties in the case.
According to The Verge, Google had reached a tentative agreement with European regulators, allowing that it would display search results from three of its competitors along with its own promoted results.

Although, the agreement was well-received by EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia, the decision to not conduct a full market test drew a flak from lobby groups Fairsearch and ICOMP, who called the settlement without a third-party review `a massive failure.`
The report said that publishing of the full details might ease fears from advocacy groups that Google is aiming to take advantage of its competitors.

The full-text of its 93-page proposal, outlines how Google ranks search results and how it displays results from its rivals, the report added.

ANI

First Published: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 11:50

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