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E.U.: Analyst sees tougher road for Google in Europe admid rumors of easy let-off in U.S.

 |  December 18, 2012

As rumors swirl that Google may be let off the hook by the Federal Trade Commission with merely a promise to change certain policies, some analysts are saying that the search giant may not be let off so easily in a simultaneously ongoing investigation by the European Commission. David Wood, speaking on behalf of persons involved in the Commission’s investigation, says that because the case in Europe involves third parties, if Commissioner Joaquin Almunia were to make a similar quick agreement with Google that is rumored to be in the works in the U.S., the case would be taken to the General Court by those third parties. Wood also argues that a quick settlement with Google without repercussions would send the wrong message, as many have criticized the Federal Trade Commission as doing in the rumored upcoming settlement in the U.S.

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