The Italian Competition Authority opens an investigation against a search engine for alleged abuse of dominant position in the market for display advertising (Google)

Who strikes next? Italian Competition Authority v Google* Competition authorities are increasingly scrutinizing Google around the globe: The European Commission was the first authority to investigate Google and has issued three record-level fines in Google Shopping, Google Android and Google AdSense. In the US, the DoJ has recently filed a complaint against Google with the US Supreme Court arguing that Google abuses its dominant position by a range of practices that ensures that Google is set as the default search engine on nearly all search access points (e.g. in browsers, on phone home screens). The latest competition authority that has decided to show its teeth against Google is the Italian autorità garante della concorrenza e del mercato (hereafter referred to as ICA). On 28th

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Johannes Persch, The Italian Competition Authority opens an investigation against a search engine for alleged abuse of dominant position in the market for display advertising (Google), 28 October 2020, e-Competitions October 2020, Art. N° 98102

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