The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Monday ordered a detailed probe against Internet giant Google for alleged unfair business practices with respect to Google Pay as well as Google Play’s payment system.
Google Pay is a popular digital payments platform while Google Play is the app store on its Android ecosystem.
“… the Commission is of the prima facie view that the Opposite Parties have contravened various provisions of Section 4 of the Act… These aspects warrant a detailed investigation,” it said in a 39-page order.
The watchdog has ordered a detailed probe by its Director General (DG), which is the investigation arm, for alleged anti-competitive practices with respect to Google Pay
Section 4 of the Competition Act pertains to abuse of dominant market position.
The Commission is of the prima facie view that the market for apps facilitating payment through the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) appears to be a distinct relevant market for the assessment of allegations in the present matter, the order said…Read more>>