The EU competition authorities have imposed a fine of EUR 1.49 billion on the US Internet giant Google to abuse a dominant position in online advertising.
The US company "imposed restrictive clauses in agreements with third party websites" prevents competitors from being able to "place ads on those sites," the European Commission said today. Google has now stopped illegal action.
Disturbance of other search engine ads
For search engine advertising in the AdSense for Search service, other providers have been illegally blocked, the European Commission said. AdSense for Search allows other sites to embed Google Search Mask and provide compensation.
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"We have always known that healthy and prosperous markets are of general interest. We have already made a number of changes to our products to meet the European Commission's problems," says Google Manager Kent Walker. "In the coming months, we plan additional updates to make our competitors in Europe more visible. "
Highest Penalty Introduced in 2017
The Brussels Authority has targeted Google's business behavior for a long time. In 2017, the Commission fined EUR 2.42 billion for its abuse Dominant position in product advertisements in the search results Due to restrictions of competition with the Smartphone system Android 2018, the record penalty of EUR 4.34 billion would also be overdue.