ICOMP Statement: CCI Charges Against Google

The filing of substantial charges against Google by India’s competition commission, the CCI, as reported in Indian and global media, represents a major step towards ending Google’s anti-competitive behaviour. It follows three years of detailed investigation of complaints in India. With competition authorities in both India and the EU now presenting formal statements clearly articulating how Google has abused its dominant position in online search, it is simply not tenable for the company to continue to claim there are ‘no concerns’ on these issues. It is time to restore a fair and competitive online market for the benefits of all market participants and consumers around the world