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Brazil: CADE sets aside anti-competitive practices complaint against Google

 |  June 24, 2019
Brazil’s Administrative Council of Economic Defense (CADE) has put aside a complaint over alleged anti-competitive practices by Google, accused of copying the content of its competitors to use the results in its search mechanism. The Brazilian competition authority decided not to follow up the case, not being able to verify the violation.

The complaint filed by the company E-Commerce Media Group Informação e Tecnologia, which controls the e-commerce platforms Buscapé and Bondfaro, accuses Google of copying its product evaluation information, presenting said results as its own information.

CADE analyzed search results published between 2011 and 2016, and concluded that no material evidence could be found regarding the publication of content not authorized by the company. Google, in a statement, said it was satisfied with the decision. “We are confident that our products and services operate in accordance with Brazilian laws and we will continue to collaborate with the agency.”
Full Content: Agencia Brasil

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