On Wednesday, one of Europe’s top courts decided a landmark Google competition case, ruling against the company. The court concluded that Google’s shopping search integration harmed competitors, violating E.U. antitrust law. The ruling upholds a €2.42 billion fine handed down to Google by the European Commission.
“There’s a reason that Silicon Valley is in the United States and not Europe, and that’s because here our laws encourage businesses to serve consumers and not their competitors,” said Chamber of Progress CEO Adam Kovacevich. “As European lawmakers consider passing the Digital Markets Act, this is only the first attack against American tech companies. The Biden Administration has its hands full standing up against discriminatory tech proposals from the E.U.”
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