Google To Face Competition Restrictions In Germany

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By Katryna Perera (January 5, 2022, 3:15 PM EST) — Google will face extended abuse and competition control in Germany after the country’s competition regulator, the Bundeskartellamt, issued a decision at the end of 2021 determining that the widely used international search engine is of “paramount significance” for competition across markets.

The decision by the Bundeskartellamt comes almost a year after a new provision of the German Competition Act came into force. According to a press release from the regulator, the new provision enables the Bundeskartellamt to take action earlier against large digital companies.

The provision’s primary purpose is to identify positions of market power held by companies and the possible…

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