Sunday, May 29, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Launches Wordlwide
Corsair Bulldog PC Is Seeking A Place In Your Living Room
Samsung Galaxy C5 and C7 Released In China
SSD Adoption in Notebooks To Increase This Year As TLC NAND Market Matures
Samsung To Launch SamsungPay Mini Online Payments App
Facebook Publishers To Show Ads To Everyone
Samsung and Warner Bros. Release The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition
Acer At Computex 2016
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Group A...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Group Asks European Commission to Modify Google's Settlement Plan


The proposed settlement in Europe's antitrust investigation of Google that establishes a monitor for five years to ensure that the Internet giant keeps its promises under the deal, does not obligate Google to do anything in response to a request from the "Monitoring Trustee," Consumer Watchdog said today.

In a letter to Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, the U.S. public interest group's Privacy Project Director John M. Simpson wrote:

"Much has been made of the idea that Google will be under the supervision of the monitor for five years to ensure the company fulfills the Commitments. However, to our amazement the Commitments do not actually obligate Google to do anything in response to a request from the Monitoring Trustee. Shockingly, the Commitments leave the decision about whether to comply entirely up to Google."

Consumer Watchdog's letter quoted paragraph 67 of the Commitments that were made public by Google. The paragraph reads:

"VI.5 Duties and Obligations of Google
67. Google may comply with any specific request made by the Monitoring Trustee in its sole discretion. The Commission reserves the right to exercise its powers of investigation set out in Section V of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 should Google decline any request made by the Monitoring Trustee." ? Commitments in Case Comp/-3/39.740, Jan. 31, 2014, Page 19.

"In other words Google may choose to ignore any request and the Commission may launch an investigation. But, that is exactly what the Commission has been doing for the past three years - investigating Google," wrote Simpson. "This provision hardly seems a likely means to settle the antitrust case; rather it portends further stalling and foot-dragging on the part of the Internet giant."

Google's third proposed Commitments are avaialable here.

EU's antitrust regulator has asked the world's most popular search engine for more measures to address concerns it was blocking competitors, including Microsoft, in search results.

Late last year, Joaquin Almunia, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy, unveiled that Google has improved the commitments it has offered and that negotiations continue.




Previous
Next
Box Announces Box View and Metadata        All News        Cisco Makes Gigabit Wi-Fi More Affordable
Box Announces Box View and Metadata     General Computing News      Turkish Court Upholds Twitter Blockage

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Google Wins Oracle in Android Trial
Google To Open Self-driving Car Engineering center in Michigan
Google Enhances Ads For Mobile Devices
Google's Paris Offices Raided
I/O: The next evolution of Google
Google Spaces Website Goes Live
The European Union Set To Fine Google 3 billion Fine: report
Google Announced iPhone Keyboard; Plans to Map the Interior World in 3-D With Project Tango
Russian Watchdog Cancels Google Fine
Google, Fiat Chrysler To Work Together On Self-driving Vehicles
Google's Pichai Sees the End of Computers
AT&T To Take On Google Fiber With Super-Fast Broadband Services

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .