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Brazil: CADE considers Google probe over Android market

 |  August 15, 2018

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog CADE is considering opening an investigation into Google over alleged abuses in its Android mobile operating system, reported Reuters. The president of the agency, Alexandre Barreto, told Valor Economico that CADE would decide whether to formally probe the US company depending on the results of an evaluation that is already underway.

“What we are doing now is analyzing the European Union’s decision to determine if we have grounds to act here,” Barreto said in an interview.

The reported comments by Alexandre Barreto come just weeks after European antitrust regulators fined Google a record €4.3 billion (US$4.9 billion) and ordered it to stop using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals.

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