Google's midnight bid to disrupt £2bn EU fine revealed
Posted in: Government & Policy at 02/01/2018 00:06
Google launched a midnight attempt to disrupt the record fine it was handed for monopoly abuse, EU documents reveal.
A report quietly published by the European Commission in the week before Christmas reveals that Google submitted new evidence at 11:40pm on June 26 less than 12 hours before it was hit with a €2.4bn (£2.1bn) penalty.
Google was forced to pay the fine after a seven-year investigation into claims it had used the dominance of its search engine to squeeze out price comparison websites in favour of its own shopping service.