Google Appeals Against European Mega Fine of 2.4 Billion Euros

Google Appeals Against European Mega Fine of 2.4 Billion Euros

The legal battle for a European mega fine of 2.4 billion euros for Google ends up at the European Court of Justice.

 

The company is appealing an earlier decision of the General Court, a spokeswoman confirmed on Friday.

The Commission fined Google in 2017 because the company had abused its dominant position for years with its price comparison service Google Shopping. It was the highest fine ever imposed on an individual company at the time.

The General Court of the European Union, part of the European Court, upheld the fine at first instance in November last year. Google is now going to challenge the fine in the Court.

As a competition watchdog, the Commission has had its eye on Google for years. The three fines that the tech giant has received since 2017 amount to more than eight billion euros. Other investigations are also underway.

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