(The Hosting News) – After just weeks of settling claims of antitrust issues with the European Union, Google is under investigation with the Indian Commission under similar allegations.
The Mountain View tech giant is under investigation from the Competition Commission of India due to complaints filed in 2011 by the Consumer Unity and Trust Society, followed by a similar complaint from a local wedding website, Matrimony.com, according to a report from The Times of India.
“The case has been before the Competition Commission of India (CCI) as well for over two years now and it relates to allegations that Google is abusing its dominant position in the internet search engine space,” states the report.
If Google is found to have been violating the Commission’s rules, the company could be fined up to $5 billion or be forced to break into smaller, separate companies.
“We are extending full co-operation to the Competition Commission of India in their investigation,” said a Google spokesperson in an email statement. “We’re pleased that the conclusion of the Federal Trade Commission’s two year review was that Google’s services are good for users and good for competition.”