“Google Sued Over Abuse of Search Power, Opening Path for More Claims,” The Wall Street Journal, April 13, 2019. Google accused of favoring its proprietary price comparison tool over that of a competitor.
Are governments starting to rein in the tech giants? What does this tell us about the future?
Yes, this is information governance. The German court is being asked to say how Google can and cannot use the searching protocols on its platform to deliver results. The antitrust/competition laws are one of the controls on how Google uses information on its system. It’s also Compliance, as Google is being accused of illegally using its market power to reduce competition.