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Google faces $11bn fine in second EU anti-trust case

London, June 7: The European Commission is geared up to fine Google in a second anti-trust case of abusing its dominance via Android mobile operating system, that could lead up to $11 billion in penalty, the media reported. According to a report in The Financial Times on Wednesday, EU’s Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is set to give the verdict “within weeks”. The EU investigation has found that Google imposed illegal terms on Android device makers “which harmed competition and cut consumer choice”.

The EU began the anti-trust case in 2016, accusing Google of imposing licensing conditions for the Android OS. Google could be fined up to $11 billion but the actual penalty may be less. (IANS)

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