Commissioner Vestager on Commission decision to fine Google €4.34 billion for illegal practices regarding Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of Google’s search engine:
Today, the Commission has decided to fine Google 4.34 billion euros for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has engaged in illegal practices to cement its dominant market position in internet search. It must put an effective end to this conduct within 90 days or face penalty payments.Google’s search engine is its flagship product. Every year, Google generates more than 95 billion US dollars from adverts, such as those shown to and clicked on by users of Google Search. And much of this revenue is thanks to the rise of smart mobile devices, namely smartphones and tablets.Today, mobile internet makes up more than half of global internet traffic. It has changed the lives of millions of Europeans. No matter if we’re waiting for the metro, sitting in a meeting room or discussing with friends at the dinner table – more and more our hands reach for our smartphones and tablets to find the information we are looking for.
Source: European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release – Statement by Commissioner Vestager on Commission decision to fine Google €4.34 billion for illegal practices regarding Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of Google’s search engine