Exclusive: EU antitrust regulators say they are investigating Google’s data collection
FILE PHOTO: A person passes a Google signage outdoor their workplace in Singapore May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google’s collection of data, the European Commission informed Reuters on Saturday, suggesting the arena’s hottest web seek engine stays in its attractions in spite of document fines in recent times.
Competition enforcers on each side of the Atlantic are now taking a look into how dominant tech corporations use and monetise data.
The EU government stated it used to be in search of knowledge on how and why Alphabet unit Google is amassing data, confirming a Reuters tale on Friday.
“The Commission has sent out questionnaires as part of a preliminary investigation into Google’s practices relating to Google’s collection and use of data. The preliminary investigation is ongoing,” the EU regulator informed Reuters in an electronic mail.
A file observed through Reuters displays the EU’s center of attention is on data associated with native seek services and products, web advertising, on-line advert concentrated on services and products, login services and products, internet browsers and others.
European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has passed down fines totalling greater than eight billion euros to Google within the ultimate two years and ordered it to switch its trade practices.
Google has stated it makes use of data to raised its services and products and that customers can organize, delete and switch their data at any time.
(This tale has been refiled to mend spelling in first paragraph to attractions, now not websites.)
Reporting through Foo Yun Chee; Editing through Hugh Lawson