The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Friday ordered an investigation into alleged violations by Google related to the CCI’s ruling on Play Store by Choice’s billing policies.
The order follows a filing by the Alliance of Digital India Foundation (ADIF), the Indian market regulator, alleging that Google did not follow CCI instructions and introduced “unfair, unreasonable and discriminatory” User Choice Billing (UCB). was in response to
The CCI has penalized Google for misconduct and directed it to take specific corrective actions.
In October, the Chamber of Commerce fined Google Rs 936.44 crore for abusing its dominant position in connection with Play Store policies.
ADIF contacted CCI about Google’s non-compliance, and in response said CCI “must initiate an investigation into Google’s compliance with the law,” as well as telling Google that the document referred to in the document. We instructed them to submit detailed answers to many inquiries. This includes information on processes and internal policies related to data sharing, data management provisions, UCB policies. Tech giants have four weeks to respond to inquiries.
Google made various changes to its Play Store policies in January, introducing User Choice Billing as a reform in line with CCI policies.
But according to ADIF, the changes did not comply with the order.
An ADIF spokesperson criticized the change as “unreasonable, unfair and discriminatory”.
ADIF also stressed that the change will not bring any benefits and will only harm the startup ecosystem in the long run. In another Android lawsuit, Google fully paid a fine of Rs 1,337.76 crore imposed by CCI.
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