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Google in hot water over anti-trust laws, this time in South Korea
Well, it looks like Google is under fire again over whether or not their business practices are inherently anti-competitive. This time the accusations come from the South Korean government, which is beginning to put together a large-scale legal case to determine if the company is violating the nation’s antitrust laws.
We don’t have many details on the case just yet. The Korea Fair Trade Commission only released a short statement announcing the existence of the case. No express accusations were made, but Reuters-trusted source says that the KFTC executed a thorough inspection of Google’s headquarters in Seoul last month.
So far, Google has declined to comment.
While the search giant has become an integral part of many of our lives and is still making headlines in a variety of fields for innovation and success, the company is finding itself in increasingly dire legal straits the world over. A similar set of investigations into Google’s business practices is currently underway in the EU, and the company has had trouble as of late in Russia for anti-competitive behavior.
What do you think of South Korea’s investigation into the search giant’s potential violation of anti-trust laws? Does Google use unfair business practices to their advantage? Let us know your take in the comments below!