ICOMP has called for the publication of Google’s remedy proposals to the European Commission, along with the Commission’s Decision in the Google Shopping investigation.
The Commission announced its finding on 27 June 2017, outlining that it had found Google to have abused its dominance with regards to its Google Shopping product.
As well as being fined a record €2.42 billion, Google was required, within 60 days, to submit proposals on how it will change its behaviour to prevent the abuse from continuing.
That deadline has now passed. ICOMP’s chairman, Michael Weber, has called for “publication of the full commission decision and Google’s remedy proposals so that we and the public generally can compare the proposals (if any) with the Commission’s assessment of Google’s wrongdoing. These affect everyone in the online and mobile worlds, so they must be made public for evaluation.”
If Google does not comply with the Commission’s decision within 90 days, it faces penalty payments of up to 5% of the average daily worldwide turnover of Alphabet, Google’s parent company.
Preiskel & Co’s Tim Cowen has been advising ICOMP. Anyone with any questions on the above, please get in touch with Tim here.