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Google Will Defend The Competition Authority On July 1


The Competition Authority announced that the verbal defense meeting of the investigation against Google will be held on July 1.

The research on the claims that the Competition Authority abused its dominant position with the algorithm updates made by Google for general search services and Adwords ads was completed in July 2019.

The Competition Authority, who found the findings of these allegations serious and sufficient, decided to open an investigation against Google.

The Competition Authority announced that the verbal defense meeting of the investigation against Google will be held on July 1.

According to the announcement from the website of the agency, it has been determined that whether it violates the relevant article of the Law on the Protection of Competition, with updates to Google's general search services and ads by Adwords (the marketing tool that displays ads on Google's search results, partner sites). Verbal defense phase was reached in the investigation conducted.

Complaints and third parties who wish to attend the meeting must apply to the Competition Authority by the end of the working hours on June 23, 2020 with a petition containing information and documents that reveal their interests regarding the meeting .

Facing many sanctions for violating competition rules in recent years, Google  was fined 4 , 3 billion euros in fines by the European Commission.

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