The European Commission’s antitrust enforcers are investigating Google’s app store rules, according to two people close to the matter.
Google’s rivals have received confidential questionnaires from Brussels, probing billing terms and developer fees for the U.S. tech giant’s Play Store, the two people, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.
An investigation in the Netherlands into Google’s Play Store rules will likely be closed to make way for the EU examination, the people added, as concerns of anticompetitive conduct will need to be examined on an EU-wide scale. The United Kingdom’s competition watchdog has also an open investigation into Google Play Store.
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