Google on Friday said it would review the Competition Commission’s (CCI) decision on adopting Rs. 1,338 crore fines for alleged anti-competitive behavior, calling the order a “major setback” for Indian consumers and businesses.
“The CCITheir decision is a major setback for Indian consumers and businesses, opening up serious security risks for Indians who trust Android’s security features and driving up device costs. mobile for Indians,” a Google spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
Google said it would “reconsider the decision to evaluate next steps”.
Competition watchdog on Thursday being slapped a high penalty of Rs. 1,337.76 people accuse Google of abusing its dominant position in many markets related to Android mobile devices and ordering Internet service providers to shut down and eliminate business activities different unfairness.
The regulator, which approved the order after requesting a detailed investigation more than three years ago, has also directed Google to amend its conduct within a defined timeline.
Android is a popular open source, mobile operating system installed by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for smartphones and tablets.
The CCI, which began investigating the incident in April 2019, directed that OEMs should not be restricted from choosing among Google’s proprietary apps to pre-install nor be forced to pre-install. a wide range of apps on their smart devices.
In other news, Alphabet’s Google has also to sue in Texas for allegedly collecting the biometric data of millions of Texans without proper consent, the attorney general’s office said in a statement Thursday.
The complaint says that companies operating in Texas have been banned for more than a decade from collecting people’s faces, voices or other biometric data without prior and informed consent. .
The statement says collection is done through products like Google Photos, Google Assistant, and Nest Hub Max.