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Big Tech Weekly: Fines Stack up for Google in Europe

 |  September 15, 2022


It has not been a good news week for Google’s European business.

In a significant setback for Google’s attempts to overturn a 4.34 billion euro ($4.33 billion) antitrust fine, on Wednesday (Sep. 14), the European Union’s general court upheld a 2018 ruling against Google’s parent company, Alphabet, for unfairly taking advantage of the dominance of its Android operating system.

To make matters worse for the search giant, in the next big antitrust case on the horizon, the Guardian reported this week that Google’s practices in the ad tech industry could end up costing the company a further 25 billion euros ($24.96) billion in compensation thanks to class action lawsuits being brought in the Netherlands and the U.K.

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