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Google takes CCI to court over leak of confidential report

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New Delhi, September 23

Google on Thursday said it has moved the Delhi High Court against the leak of antitrust body CCI’s confidential report pertaining to the investigation against the tech giant.

Google said it aims to prevent any further unlawful disclosures of confidential findings by the investigative arm of Competition Commission of India (CCI).The tech giant noted that it has “not yet received or reviewed this confidential report”.

“Google filed a writ petition in the Delhi HC seeking redress in this matter, specifically protesting against the breach of confidence which impairs Google’s ability to defend itself and harms Google and its partners,” it added.

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Last week, reports had stated that CCI’s investigation arm, the Director General (DG), has found that Google indulged in unfair business practices in relation to Android.

After prima facie finding alleged violation of competition norms, CCI — in early 2019 — had ordered a detailed probe against Google in this regard. — PTI

Probe into unfair trade practices

A Google spokesman said, “protecting confidential information is fundamental to any governmental investigation, and we are pursuing our legal right to seek redress and prevent any further unlawful disclosures”
Last week, reports had stated that CCI’s investigation arm has found that Google indulged in unfair business practices in relation to Android

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