California and Alabama are the two states that haven’t joined an investigation into Google’s market dominance, reported Fox Business.
The attorneys general for the two states are sitting out the investigation announced Monday, September 9, and California is under special scrutiny as the home of Silicon Valley and Google’s headquarters. According to Fox, the offices of both attorneys general have declined to elaborate on why they are not taking part.
Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has a market value of more than US$820 billion and controls so many facets of the internet that it’s fairly impossible to surf the web for long without running into at least one of its services. Google’s dominance in online search and advertising enables it to target millions of consumers for their personal data.
Google expects the state authorities will ask the company about past similar investigations in the US and internationally, senior vice president of global affairs Kent Walker wrote in a blog post Friday.
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