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EU: Brussels to probe Google over job search tool

 |  August 27, 2019

EU regulators are checking “Google for Jobs” to see if the company unfairly favors its fast-growing tool for searching job listings, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Tuesday, August 27. 

Launched two years ago, the tool has already drawn numerous complaints from rivals alleging anti-competitive behavior. 

Earlier this month, 23 job search websites in Europe urged the European Commission to temporarily order Google to stop such practices while it investigates the issue.

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who has handed out €8.25 billion (US$9.2 billion) in total fines to the tech giant in recent years in three separate cases, voiced concerns about the possibility of similar anti-competitive practices by Alphabet unit Google in other areas.

“We’re looking right now at whether the same thing may have happened with other parts of Google’s business – like the job search business known as Google for Jobs,” Vestager told a conference in Berlin.

Full Content: Reuters

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