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Factbox: Google under European regulatory spotlight

31
Jul
2014

(Reuters) – Google Inc faces a variety of challenges from European Commission regulators, in contrast to its experience in the United States where the Internet search company has largely mitigated regulatory threats. The following are some of the regulatory issues that Google is contending with in Europe: *Android – EC regulators have stepped up inquiries into Google’s policies regarding its Android mobile operating system, which is used in 80 percent of the world’s mobile phones. Regulators appear to be focused on whether Google’s mobile policies impede rivals. *Search – An EC investigation that began in 2010 seeks to address complaints that Google manipulated its search results to rank its own services higher than competitors.

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