The government has said that the Competition Commission of India (CCI’s) penalties on Google have followed due diligence and it is a good decision.
“The CCI has come up with such a decision after a long procedure, so I think it is good. whatever they (CCI) are doing is right,” Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Communications and IT, told businessline on the sidelines of an event on Wednesday night.
CCI slaps ₹936-cr fine on Google, 2nd time in a weekThe penalty is for abusing dominant position with its Play Store policies
The CCI on Tuesday (October 25) imposed a penalty of ₹936.44 crore and issued a cease and desist order and a series of directions, which will open Google’s walled garden ‘Play Store’.
On October 20, the CCI also imposed a penalty of ₹1,337.76 crore on Google for its violation of competition law and its anti-competitive practices in multiple markets in the Android mobile device ecosystem.