India’s fair trade watchdog slaps fine on Google

By Park Sae-jin Posted : April 10, 2014, 11:42 Updated : April 10, 2014, 11:42
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a fine on Google for failing to provide information related to an investigation into the Internet major's alleged unfair trade practices in the country.

The fair trade watchdog also directed the company to cooperate in the probe.

Google was penalized by the CCI for "non cooperation" in the pending investigation.

According to a statement issued by the CCI on Thursday, Google was fined Rs.1 crore for failing to comply with the directions of the director general (DG) seeking information and documents.

The DG, the investigation arm of the regulator, is probing a complaint filed by, Pvt Ltd. and Consumer Unity & Trust Society against Google, alleging that it was abusing market power in the online search and advertising markets.

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