The French Competition Authority orders interim measures against a search engine company in the online advertising market (Google)

Online advertising by directory enquiry services* The Autorité de la concurrence has ordered interim measures against Google. Google will need to quickly clarify the rules for its Google Ads online advertising platform that apply to electronic paid information services in order to make them more precise and intelligible and to ensure their application under non-discriminatory conditions. Background Amadeus, which offers the 118 001 directory enquiry service, has referred Google's practices to the Autorité de la concurrence. It accuses Google of suspending, as of January 2018, several of its accounts with the advertising service AdWords [1] (which became Google Ads in the summer of 2018), and then refused most of the ads it wanted to run to promote its services. In addition to its

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority orders interim measures against a search engine company in the online advertising market (Google), 31 January 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2019, Art. N° 89062

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