The Anglo-American alliance is one of the most strongest and significant on the world stage. Since 1940’s they have maintained very good relations among them. But the dynamics of the world are changing. And we have entered information age and knowledge based economies. In this modern world, Multi National Corporations (MNCs) are thriving. And United States based Google is one of the leading MNC among them.
EU antitrust regulators to probe Google’s Data Collection
Recently, a mistrust has been generated among Google and European Union. EU antitrust regulators are probing Google’s collection of data. European Commission informed Reuters that the world’s most popular internet search engine Google remains under scrutiny. The EU premier said that they have been indulged in an investigation to find out how and why Google is collecting the data.
The EU regulator told Reuters that, “The Commission has sent out questionnaires as part of a preliminary investigation into Google’s practices relating to Google’s collection and use of data. The preliminary investigation is ongoing,”.
An archive of the Reuters entails that the EU’s focus is on data related to local and domestic search services, online advertising, online ad targeting services, login services, web browsers, and others.
It must be kept in mind that Google has been heavily fined by EU in the past. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is responsible for imposing fines on Google. An estimated 8 billion euros have been fined to Google in the period of last two years. She demanded a change in business practices of Google.
In response, Google has stated that they are only using the data to improve its services. So that users can manage, delete and transfer data at any time. Lets wait and watch the future course of this matter.