Australian Says Watchdog Considers Its Own Google Antitrust Case
AppleMagazine|October 23, 2020
Australian Says Watchdog Considers Its Own Google Antitrust Case
Australia’s competition watchdog will consider its own antitrust case against Google, the commission chairman said this week after the U.S. Justice Department sued the company for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising.

Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims described the U.S. case filed as one of the world’s biggest antitrust cases in the past 20 years.

“I’m delighted the D.o.J.’s taking it on and we’ll follow it really closely,” Sims told the National Press Club, referring to the U.S. Department of Justice.

“We’re going to look at it and see whether there’s any value in what we might do,” Sims added.

Separately, Sims is drafting legislation to address the imbalance in bargaining power between Google and the Australian media businesses that want the tech giant to pay for journalism.

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October 23, 2020