Focus On Innovation: A Review Of The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission’s Investigation On Google Maps

By Su-Wan Wang & Elizabeth Xiao-Ru Wang

The Taiwanese Competition Authority has recently confronted issues surrounding Google’s search practices. A number of independent providers of digital map programs complained to the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (“TFTC”) about Google’s search result algorithms. These firms alleged that Google’s search results gave Google Maps favorable placement on its search results pages, reflecting an unfair competitive practice. The map providers also claimed that Google’s conduct deprived them of business opportunities, resulting in a loss of rev…

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