Just this week, the attorney generals of over 50 states in the world including Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico filed an anti-trust probe to Google.
The attorney generals (AG) or the legal advisor of those countries filed a 29-page document with their requests to the company. Their requests include all services they provide such as YouTube, Chrome browser, etc.
Above all, the documents that they’ve attached dated back to January 2014, and they give Google and Alphabet until October 9 to give some explanations to the AGs.
This case of the giant search engine company is similar to the case of Facebook last year.
One of the demands of AGs is for Google to explain the “business justification” for allowing its users to sign-in with third-party sites using their Google credentials.
They believe that this action will increase the chance of invading the privacy of its users.
Another demand in their request is for the company to explain the types of behavioral data it collects when its users visit a website on their Chrome browser.
Surely Google and its parent company, Alphabet, have a lot of explanations to do on or before October 9. Let’s wait and see what they are going to say about the questions given to them.
We will keep you updated about this anti-trust probe case once Google already replied.