The EU Commission imposes a record fine for abuse of dominance in the search engine market (Google Shopping)

Introduction On 27 June 2017, the European Commission (the Commission) imposed a record €2.42bn fine on Google after finding it had abused its dominant position in the search engine market by giving favourable treatment to its comparison shopping service in its search results. Background Google’s comparison shopping service (now called Google Shopping) was launched in 2004. This service allows consumers to compare products and prices online and find deals from all types of online retailers, including online shops of manufacturers, platforms (such as eBay), and other re-sellers. In 2010, the Commission opened an investigation to ascertain whether Google had infringed Article 102 TFEU, which prohibits the abuse of a dominant position, by systematically favouring Google Shopping in its

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Tony Woodgate, Peter Broadhurst, Ajit Kainth, The EU Commission imposes a record fine for abuse of dominance in the search engine market (Google Shopping), 27 June 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2017, Art. N° 84415

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