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Vestager Takes “Keen Interest” In Google Ad System

 |  January 27, 2021

EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager has a “keen interest” in online advertising at Google, reported Seeking Alpha.

Speaking at a news conference in Brussels, she said she doesn’t know if it can become a “full-fledged” competition case, but “we get quite a lot of people who are uncomfortable as to how it works and of course we would want to fully understand it.” 

A meeting with CEO Sundar Pichai on Tuesday, January 26, focused on new digital rules as well as a couple of competition issues, she said.

The European Commission is keeping a close eye on Google’s compliance with an order dating to a probe of Android, which directed Google to grant choice for search and browser apps in the mobile OS.

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