The Competition Board opened an investigation in opposition to Google on the grounds that it abused its dominant place in the basic search providers market and promoted its native search and lodging value comparability providers to the exclusion of its rivals.
As a part of the investigation launched in opposition to Google, the oral protection section was accomplished on March 30 and it was shared that the ultimate resolution can be introduced on April 14.
296 MILLION TL PENALTY TO GOOGLE
The Competition Board determined to penalize Google as a part of the investigation. Board; Google Promoting and Advertising fined Google Worldwide, Google LLC, Google Eire and Alphabet 296 million lira.
On the different hand, at the listening to on March 30, the consultant of the investigative staff said that Google dominates the basic search providers market and that it “gave a bonus over its rivals with its native search service and lodging value comparability service” and demanded that the firm be fined.
Google’s lawyer, on the different hand, argued that the firm didn’t abuse its dominant place, that the practices in query didn’t violate competitors and that there was no room for administrative fines.
In accordance to the Competition Board’s assertion, the choices taken on account of the investigation carried out in opposition to Google are as follows:
1. Google Promoting and Advertising Ltd. Sti., Google Worldwide LLC, Google LLC, Google Eire Restricted and Alphabet Inc.’s financial integrity dominates the basic search providers market,
2. By giving Google’s personal native search and lodging value comparability providers a bonus over their rivals by way of location and show on the basic search outcomes web page, and by stopping competitor native search websites from getting into Native Unit, complicating the actions of rivals and growing their aggressive benefit in native search providers and lodging value comparability service markets. violating Article 6 of the Regulation No. 4054 by inflicting the deterioration of competitors,
3. Because of this, the third paragraph of Article 16 of the Regulation No. 4054 and the “Regulation on Agreements Limiting Competition, Harmonious Actions and Selections, and Fines to be Given in Case of Abuse of Dominant Place”, subparagraph (b) of the first paragraph of Article 5, second paragraph and In accordance with the provisions of subparagraph (b) of the third paragraph, subparagraph (a) of the first paragraph of the article 6 and the first paragraph of the article 7, on the foundation of the annual gross revenue decided by the Board at the finish of the 2020 fiscal yr,
-Google Promoting and Advertising Ltd. Şti., Google Worldwide LLC, Google LLC, Google Eire Restricted and Alphabet Inc., to be given an administrative fantastic of 296,084,899,49 TL collectively,
4. . To finish the violation set out in Article 2 and to guarantee efficient competitors in the market, Google:
a) Inside 6 (six) months from the notification of the reasoned resolution, competitor native search providers and competitor lodging value comparability providers won’t be deprived by Google’s personal providers on the basic search outcomes web page,
b) Google’s submission of stories to the Authority on an annual foundation and periodically for a interval of 5 years from the implementation of the first compliance measure,
Inside 60 days from the notification of the reasoned resolution, the resolution was made in Ankara Administrative Courts, with the risk of judicial treatment.
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