On May 13, 2021, the Italian Competition Authority (the “AGCM” or the “ICA”) fined Alphabet Inc., Google LLC, and Google Italy S.r.l. (“Google”) over 100 million EUR for abusing of a dominant position pursuant to Section 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”). In a rare stance, it also imposed specific remedies consisting in an obligation to achieve a specific outcome requested by the complainant.  Specifically, the AGCM determined that Google unjustly refused to allow Enel X Italia S.r.l. (“Enel X”) to develop a version of its app for electric vehicle charging services (“JuicePass”) compatible with Android Auto—a sub-platform of Android dedicated to apps for drivers and car manufacturers—thus hampering competition in the Italian market for specialized search,
The Italian Competition Authority fines a Big Tech company €102M for refusal to interoperate and imposes specific remedies requested by the complainant (Google / Enel X)
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