The Indian Competition Authority receives an anonymous complaint on alleged dominance by a Big Tech company through the Android ecosystem (Google)

Introduction Pursuant to the scrutiny of WhatsApp over allegation of abusive dominance regarding its Payment app, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) warranted a detailed investigation against Google to monitor its anti-competitive practices over multiple facets including a violation of Section 4 of the Indian Competition Act, 2002 (Act) on a prima facie view. However, this is not the only instance when Google has faced an allegation of engaging in anti-competitive practices. Previously, several cases have been noted in different jurisdictions, where Google has had to face investigations and pay penalties for abusing the dominant positions that it holds in the relevant market. A sneak peek into the allegations By virtue of an anonymous complaint in Case No. 07/2020 of CCI,

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  • National University of Study and Research in Law (Ranchi)
  • National University of Study and Research in Law (Ranchi)

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Shantanu Braj Choubey, Navantak Agrawal, The Indian Competition Authority receives an anonymous complaint on alleged dominance by a Big Tech company through the Android ecosystem (Google), 9 November 2020, e-Competitions November 2020, Art. N° 99234

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