EU antitrust regulators investigating Google's data collection: Report

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WION Web Team Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium Dec 01, 2019, 09.02 AM (IST)

European Commission's anti-trust regulators on Saturday said that it's investigating Google's collection of data, according to news agency Reuters.  

Google has again come under the lens of EU's anti-trust regulators despite record fines in recent years.

The EU executive said it was seeking information on how and why Alphabet unit Google is collecting data.

"The Commission has sent out questionnaires as part of a preliminary investigation into Google's practices relating to Google's collection and use of data. The preliminary investigation is ongoing," the EU regulator was quoted as saying as per Reuters report. 

EU's focus is on data related to local search services, online advertising, online ad targeting services, login services, web browsers and others, the report added.

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has handed down fines totalling more than 8 billion euros to Google in the last two years and ordered it to change its business practices.

Google claimed that it uses data to better its services and that users can manage, delete and transfer their data at any time.

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Google has again come under the lens of EU's anti-trust regulators despite record fines in recent years.