Google says it has appealed to EU court against EU antitrust fine

David v Goliath: Deezer seeks musical edge on Spotify
September 11, 2017
Facebook fined 1.2 million euros by Spanish data watchdog
September 11, 2017
This post was originally published on this site

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Google said on Monday it had launched an appeal against the European Commission’s decision to fine it a record 2.4 billion euro ($2.9 billion) for favoring its shopping service in internet searches.

The Commission said on June 27 that Google had abused its dominance in Europe to give prominent placement in searches to its own comparison shopping service, demoting those of rivals.

The Commission said the U.S. company, a unit of Alphabet Inc, had to stop the practice by Sept. 28.

Reporting by Foo Yun Chee, writing by Philip Blenkinsop

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.