CCI Imposes $21 Mn Penalty On Google For ‘Search Bias’
The Competition Commission of India a.k.a CCI has imposed a penalty of $21.13 Mn (INR 136 Cr) on Google for conducting unfair business practices in India for online search. The penalty is said to be 5% of the total revenue generated by the company from its operations in India via different segments.
The initiative has been taken based on complaints filed by companies such as Matrimony.com and Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) against Google LLC, Google India Pvt. Ltd and Google Ireland Ltd.