The European Commission fined the corporation Google for 4.3 billion euros for violating the antitrust laws of the European Union, Tass reported on Wednesday, July 18
This was reported by European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager at a press conference in Brussels. The commission concluded that Google illegally imposed on Android manufacturers the installation of their own applications.
It is reported that the company obliged manufacturers to sell smartphones only with preinstalled browser and search systems, which contradicts the legislation of the EU.
The European Commission gave the corporation 90 days to fix violations in Europe. Otherwise, Google faces an additional penalty of 5 percent of the company’s global turnover.
Thus, the corporation Google set a world record for antitrust penalties.
The company intends to appeal the decision of the European Commission.