Google fined news: After two consecutive fines by the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the US-headquartered tech giant Google has now reacted on this matter and said that it is committed to its users and developers and reviewing the decision to evaluate the next steps.
In a statement shared with Zee Business, Google spokesperson said: “Indian developers have benefited from the technology, security, consumer protections, and unrivaled choice and flexibility that Android and Google Play provide. And, by keeping costs low, our model has powered India’s digital transformation and expanded access for hundreds of millions of Indians.
“We remain committed to our users and developers and are reviewing the decision to evaluate the next steps,” Google spokesperson added. Also Read: Play Store policies: Competition commission slaps Rs 936.44 crore penalty on Google for THIS reason
On Tuesday, the antitrust regulator authority of India slapped a penalty of Rs 936.44 crore on Google for abusing its dominant position with respect to Play Store policies and directed the company to cease and desist from unfair business practices. In a release, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said it has also directed to modify its conduct within a defined timeline.
This is the second major CCI ruling against Google in less than a week. On October 20, the watchdog imposed a penalty of Rs 1,337.76 crore on the company for abusing its dominant position in multiple markets in relation to Android mobile devices and ordered the internet major to cease and desist from various unfair business practices.
The regulator, which passed the order after ordering a detailed probe more than three years ago, has also directed Google to modify its conduct within a defined timeline. Android is a popular open-source, mobile operating system installed by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of smartphones and tablets.