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India: Is CCI incompetency preventing an effective probe of Google?

 |  June 12, 2013

As the Competition Commission of India continues to delay its investigation of Google – a probe reportedly delayed for more than half a year – reports say the “sluggish pace” of the case is due to the CCI’s lack of understanding concerning the Internet sector and related issues. The media are reporting that unnamed sources have stated a complete investigation will likely take a significant amount of time; Prashant Mali, a lawyer and president of the Internet-specialized Cyber Law Foundation, argues “the more delay [of the probe], the more will be the exploitation of its dominant position by Google.” The CCI’s probe into the search giant was first sparked from complaints by a consumer advocacy watchdog. Similar investigations, which focus on whether Google is abusing its dominant position, have occurred throughout the globe.

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