Google sues Indian competition regulator for leaking confidential investigation report – JURIST – News


Google LLC Friday deposit a brief motion against the Indian Competition Commission (ICC) before the Delhi High Court for the alleged leak of a confidential report. The report was prepared after a period of two years investigation ordered by the ICC in April 2019 on concerns about Google’s alleged abuse of its dominant position in markets related to mobile operating systems through its various services.

Google claimed that the ICC disclosed the report prepared by the Director General (CEO) which contained sensitive business information about Google to various media such as The Times of India, Economic Times, Reuters, etc. The report consisted of approximately 750 pages. and Google has not yet received a copy of this confidential report.

The report that surfaced claimed that the ICC investigation found Google guilty of stifling competition in mobile operating systems. This suggests that Google has imposed and forced unilateral contracts on Android devices as well as app makers to ensure that its own products and apps retain primacy in consumer use, and become the preference, as suggested. an exclusive report from India time.

The ICC has denied all of the allegations made by Google and suggested that Google take legal action against the media houses concerned who leaked the CEO’s report. The ICC added that it had followed Section 57 of the Competition Act 2002, which provides that any business information obtained by ICC will not be disclosed without the written permission of the business.

The court said it couldn’t rule on the privacy zone unless it goes through the order under appeal and refused to grant Google interim relief. The case was adjourned to Monday for a new hearing.


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