The Competition Commission has initiated investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices by global search engine giant Google. In a written reply to Parliament, minister of state for corporate affairs R P N Singh said CCI has received information for contravention of section 4 of the Competition Act, 2002, by Google. The section pertains to the abuse of dominant position by a market player.
The CCI, which is quasi-judicial regulator body has ordered an investigation in the matter of Director General, CCI,” he said in a response to a query whether the CCI was conducting a probe on a complaint filed by an NGO, named CUTS International. No further details were given by the minister.
Google’s spokesperson Paroma Rou Chowdhury, meanwhile, said that the company was cooperating with the competition watchdog. “We’re confident that our products are compliant with competition law in India,” she said in a statement.