Competition Commission of India dismisses complaint filed against Google India

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The Commission said, “We find that in this matter no prima facie case of violation of the provisions of Section 4 of the Competition Act is made out against Google.” Section 4 of the Competition Act deals with abuse of dominant position by a company.

New Delhi: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has dismissed a complaint filed against technology company Google India accusing it of abusing its dominance in the caller ID and spam prevention app market to benefit Truecaller. The fair trade regulator dismissed the complaint, saying it found no evidence of violation of competition law.

The Commission said, “We find that in this case, there is no prima facie case of violation of the provisions of Section 4 of the Competition Act against Google.” Section 4 of the Competition Act deals with the abuse of a company’s dominant position. This decision has come on a complaint filed by Rachna Khaira in which Google was accused of providing special access to Truecaller to share information related to personal contacts, while other apps were not given this access.

Apart from this, the complainant alleged that Google’s activity has distorted the market and created a monopoly situation for Truecaller. According to the complaint, Google’s developer policy prohibits unauthorized disclosure of non-public numbers, while Truecaller’s privacy policy allows sharing of such information. After reviewing the arguments put forward by both Google and Khaira, the Competition Commission found that the complainant’s claims were baseless.

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