The EU Commission considers comparison shopping services and advertising related practices (Google AdSense)

Everything is amazing - and no-one at the European Commission is happy* Since the European Commission (EC) announced its first inquiry into Google’s business practices in 2010, the company has been the subject of lengthy investigations by courts and competition agencies around the globe. Regulatory authorities in the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, and South Korea have all opened and rejected similar antitrust claims. And yet the EC marches on, bolstered by Google’s myriad competitors, who continue to agitate for further investigations and enforcement actions, even as we — companies and consumers alike — enjoy the benefits of an increasingly dynamic online marketplace. Indeed, while the EC has spent more than half a decade casting about for some plausible

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  • International Center for Law & Economics (Portland)

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Geoffrey Manne, The EU Commission considers comparison shopping services and advertising related practices (Google AdSense), 14 July 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2016, Art. N° 80702

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