EU Court of Justice Confirms €2.42 Billion Fine for Google
The General Court of the European Union, part of the Court of Justice in Luxembourg, confirms the fine of 2.42 billion euros that the European Commission imposed on Google and Alphabet in 2017.
According to the Commission, Google abused its dominant position by giving its own comparison shopping service Google Shopping an undue advantage over its competitors.
Google and its parent company Alphabet appealed the Commission decision, but it has now been rejected. The fine is retained.
Google commented on the conviction: “Shopping ads help people find the products they want to find quickly and easily, and help merchants reach their potential customers. This conviction is about a very specific set of facts, and we will look further into this.
We made adjustments in 2017 to be in line with the decision of the European Commission. Our approach has been working successfully for three years, generating billions of clicks for more than 700 comparison sites.’