Competition enforcement authorities all over the world are bringing cases and enforcing new rules against Google, and as different jurisdictions impose widely different penalties and restrictions, it’s debatable whether those remedies have had the desired effects. So what are the best ways to address the perceived abuses of Google’s dominance? Co-hosts Melissa Maxman and Alicia Downey get the answers from Megan Gray, the former General Counsel of one of Google’s leading competitors, DuckDuckGo. Listen to this episode to learn more about the challenges that governments face in trying to address the competition and privacy issues raised by Google’s dominance among search engines.
Megan Gray, Principal, GrayMatters Law & Policy
UK Competition and Markets Authority, “Online platforms and digital advertising,” Market Study Final Report (July 1, 2020)
Commission Decision of 18.7.2018 relating to a proceeding under Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (the Treaty) and Article 54 of the EEA Agreement (AT.40099 – Google Android)
U.S. et al. v. Google LLC, Amended Complaint (Jan. 15, 2021)
State of Colorado et al. v. Google LLC, Revised Partially Redacted Complaint (Jan. 4, 2021)
Melissa Maxman, Partner, Cohen & Gresser LLP and Alicia Downey, Downey Law LLC