EU regulators are close to wrapping up their third Instance against Enforcement unit Google Between its AdSenseMarketing Assistance, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Wednesday, suggesting That the company may soon be hit by another hefty fine.
The comments by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager come four weeks after she levied a record EUR 4.34 billion ($5 billion) fine against Google for using its favorite Android mobile working system to block rivals.
That followed a EUR 2.4 billion fine imposed on the business this past year after it thwarted rivals of shopping comparison websites.
The European Commission at 2016 opened a third case as it accused Google of preventing third parties using its AdSense product from showing search ads from Google’s competitors.
“We’re coming to the conclusion of that investigation,” Vestager told reporters at the Internet Summit in Lisbon when asked for an update on the analysis.
Vestager can fine companies up to 10 percent of their worldwide turnover for breaching EU rules.