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Indian Watchdog Sets Its Eyes On Google, Again

 |  May 21, 2023

The Indian government intends to take measures against Google following an antitrust watchdog’s discovery of anti-competitive behavior and market position abuse by the company, according to a top IT minister who spoke with Reuters.

In October, India’s antitrust agency imposed a fine of $275 million on Google for two cases related to its misuse of power in the Android operating system market, and for compelling developers to use its in-app payment system.

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Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the federal deputy minister for information technology, expressed concern to Reuters about the findings and stated that the Indian government will take action against Google.

“The ministry has to take action,” Chandrasekhar said. “We have thought through it. You will see it in the coming weeks. Certainly it’s not something that we will leave and push under the carpet.”