EU bolsters its antitrust investigation into Google's search engine

Competition Commissioner Vestager said regulators were wading through "truckloads of data"

29th June, 2016
The EU is investigating Google's search engine Pic: Getty

That’s typically a final step before the EU files an antitrust complaint, meaning Google could have to defend itself against a supplementary statement of objections over its shopping-search service.

Officials frequently ask companies for permission to use confidential information before it sends out a so-called statement of objections, said the two people, who asked not to be named because the case isn’t public.

The European Commission declined to comment. Google didn’t...

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