Google Appeals Anti-trust Fine

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The EU's enforcement wing, the European Commission, issued the massive penalty in June, accusing Google of boosting its own comparative shopping tool in its search results at the expense of other services.

The EU hit Google with the record fine - which broke the previous EU record for a monopoly case, against USA chipmaker Intel of 1.06 billion euros in 2009 - in June for illegally favoring its shopping service in search results.

Google was also given 90 days to end the "anti competitive" practices or face a further fine amounting to 5% of the average daily global earning of its parent company Alphabet.

The company has submitted plans on how it plans to stop favouring its shopping service and these are now being reviewed by Brussels.

It is anticipated to take years before the Luxembourg-based General Court rules on the case.

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Google said it had no further comment.

Google has filed a legal appeal against a record-breaking fine handed down by the European Commission this summer for anti-competitive behavior relating to the operation of its product search comparison service, now known as Google Shopping.

Google is fighting its record $2.7 billion antitrust fine from the European Commission.

Meanwhile, last week, the EU's highest court backed Intel Corp.'s (INTC) appeal of a €1.06 billion antitrust fine from 2009.

Lobby group FairSearch, whose members include Google rivals such as British shopping comparison site Foundem and U.S.travel site TripAdvisor, said the European Union decision was sound.

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