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- 13 readers -
  • Google Wins Anti-Competitive Lawsuit Over Maps OneBox In UK

    … at its effects on the US market. Google put forward no evidence that it had turned its corporate mind to compliance with UK law at the time. We think that it is wrong for any company with the duty of a dominant company to take such an approach to compliance with the law. The European Commission’s antitrust investigation against Google is currently…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 13 readers -
  • Europe Turns Antitrust Attention To Google Maps On Android

    … of OEM access to Google Play. This will probably become the template for regulatory actions globally, including in the US ultimately. A reasonably close analogy is browser choice in the Microsoft-IE antitrust action years ago. Google’s regulatory headache extends across the Atlantic too. Based largely on what’s happening elsewhere in the world…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 12 readers -
  • India A Second Front In Google’s Antitrust Battles With Foreign Regulators

    While Google’s antitrust investigation in Europe has received considerable attention a similar, ongoing investigation in India has been far less well covered. However an article appearing in India-based Economic Times suggests a legal environment in the South Asian country no less challenging for Mountain View. The article asserts, “Flipkart, Facebook, Nokia’s maps division, MakeMy-Trip.

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Land- 17 readers -
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