The European Commission fined Google for 2.4 billion euros
The European Commission (EC) has decided to fine U.S. Corporation Google at a record euro2 42 billion for violating antitrust rules of the European Union.
The European Commission has established that the us giant had abused its market leadership and violated the privacy of millions of Internet users by collecting and storing their biometric data. Regulators said that Google should change their behaviour within 90 days or face additional penalties.
"What Google did is illegal under the antitrust rules of the EU," said Margrethe Vestager, the chief antitrust official in the unit. "It is denied the possibility of participation of other companies in the advantages and innovations. And most importantly, it has deprived European consumers a genuine choice of services and the full benefits of innovation."
Google has the right to appeal the decision. Intel has been fighting with the abolition of the previous record fine in the amount of euro1,06 billion, as in 2009 he was inducted antitrust regulators.
This is not the only "headache" that Google is facing in Europe. The EU has accused Titan of Silicon Valley in the abuse of its market position, imposing restrictions on manufacturers of Android devices and the mobile network operator.