Google Subpoena: Google Confirms Subpoena Received from FTC

By on Jun 26, 2011 in Business, Internet, Technology, United States, World Comments

Google confirmed on its official blog that it received a civil equivalent of a subpoena from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), several international news sites reported on Friday, June 24, 2011.

According to Google‘s official blog, it received a “formal notification from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that it has begun a review” of their business.

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According to The Wall Street Journal as mentioned on several reports, the FTC investigation will focus on examining whether Google‘s advertising business violates antitrust law by favoring its own sites on the search results.

However, reports said that FTC declined to comment on the nature of the investigation.

Meanwhile, Google said in the blog post that it is still unclear to them on exactly what the FTC‘s concerns are. However, Google said that they will work with FTC over the coming months to answer questions about their services.

“We respect the FTC’s process and will be working with them (as we have with other agencies) over the coming months to answer questions about Google and our services.”

“It’s still unclear exactly what the FTC’s concerns are, but we’re clear about where we stand. Since the beginning, we have been guided by the idea that, if we focus on the user, all else will follow,” Google stated on the blog post.



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