Report Claims State Attorney Generals will Announce Antitrust Investigation into Google next Week

A new report claims some state attorney generals are in the process of making an announcement about a Google antitrust investigation…

Google, Facebook, and other tech giants continue to face criticism over their sheer size and market share.

Now, some state attorney generals might announce plans to launch an antitrust investigation into Google over how it handles personal data, along with claims about search bias, according to the Washington Post.

Google Antitrust Investigation Announcement to Come next Week, Report Claims

The Google antitrust investigation announcement could come as soon a next week, on September 9th. Additionally, other companies could also be targets, including Facebook and Amazon.

AGs from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas have been looking into how Google handles users’ personal information, along alleged search bias.

Moreover, the Department of Justice could join the legal action, as some of the state AGs met with the DOJ this summer.

“The agency’s top antitrust official, Makan Delrahim, later said at a conference in August that the federal government is coordinating with state leaders, which he numbered at more than a dozen, but declined to offer further details about the agency’s plans.”

This May, it emerged the DOJ would handle an investigation into Google after the agency struck a deal with the Federal Trade Commission. This would follow other investigations by the European Union into Google Shopping, Android, and AdSense.

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