Legal: Regulation

  • Chinese government cracks down on search ads and “banned content”

    … China is cracking down again on search content. Partly in response to the tragic death of college sophomore Wei Zexi, China is now requiring search engines to “report banned content and verify advertisers’ qualifications,” according to Bloomberg. The report says that “banned information” cannot be maintained or presented in any form in search…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Land- 19 readers -
  • Google Wins Anti-Competitive Lawsuit Over Maps OneBox In UK

    … it effectively impossible for a small business to bring a competition law complaint until it is too late, because the information required will simply not be known to them. Second, Google has got away with non-compliance with its legal obligations. It admitted in the trial that it did not do a UK test when it introduced Google Maps. It instead only looked…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 20 readers -
  • Europe Turns Antitrust Attention To Google Maps On Android

    … navigation has largely supplanted personal/in-car navigation devices for majorities of mobile users. The current Android investigation and any subsequent action by the EC will probably net out where the Russians already have. Russian competition authorities recently ruled against Google barred pre-installed apps on Android devices, as a condition…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 15 readers -
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