Google is being investigated by EU anti-monopoly regulators for its data collection policies. The information was advanced by a commissioner of the agency exclusively to Reuters.
The goal is to understand how and why dominant technology companies (such as Google) use and monetize the data collected. "The preliminary investigation is already underway," the EU source said.
According to a Reuters document, the EU has focused on data related to local search services, online advertisements, login services, internet browsers, and targeted user advertising services. Note that Google has been fined for similar cases.
Google has been fined 8 billion in last two years by EU
EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has been a real nightmare for Google. Alluding to Google to change its practices, in the last two years alone, an additional € 8 billion in fines has been ordered by Google.
It should be noted that Google has already justified itself several times on the subject. According to the technology giant, it uses data to improve its services. In addition, it warns that users can manage, delete or transfer their data at any time.
This new investigation should again put Google in the right direction. The fines have been heavy in the past, and the company will not want to be back in the news for the worst reasons.
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