FAS gives Google one more month to eliminate violations of the Law on Protection of Competition

    As you know, the FAS recognized Google as a violator of the competition law. This concerns the dominant position of Google in the market of pre-installed application stores in the Android OS .

    Today, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation has met the American Google and extended for a month the period during which the company must eliminate the violation of the law.

    The term is extended until December 18, Reuters reports . Interfax news agency, citing a representative of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, said that the delay was granted "due to the technical difficulties of execution in such a short time."

    Earlier, the FAS Russia demanded that Google eliminate the violation of the Law on Protection of Competition by November 18. This requirement concerns the abuse of a dominant position in the market of pre-installed application stores in the Android OS. According to the requirement of the regulator, the terms of cooperation with manufacturers of mobile devices must be changed - the obligations of partners to install third-party applications should be removed from the contract.

    On September 14, Vladimir Kudryavtsev, head of the FAS information technology department , said that the Federal Antimonopoly Service recognized Google as a violator of antitrust laws. According to the legislation of the Russian Federation, the violator of the law “On Protection of Competition” is facing a so-called negotiable fine.

    “A decision has been made to recognize the actions of Google as a violation of part 1 of article 10“ On the protection of competition, ”said Kudryavtsev. According to this article, the offending company is required to pay a fine of 1-15% of the company's revenue in the market in which the violation was committed for the past year.

    A lawsuit against Google was filed following a complaint from rival Yandex. According to representatives of the domestic company, Google dictates its own terms to manufacturers of mobile devices based on the Android OS. Yandex claims that Google forbids mobile device manufacturers to preinstall the applications and services of other Internet companies. For example, last year Google banned the preinstallation of any Yandex services on Fly, Explay and Prestigio mobile devices.

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