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Ukraine's Antimonopoly Committee fines Google for not providing info at authorities' request

Source : 112 Ukraine

Google was fined $ 35,965 (UAH 1 million)
20:30, 5 April 2021

Reuters

Google was fined $ 35,965 (UAH 1 million) for failing to provide information at the request of the Ukrainian authorities. This is an investigation into the blocking of the account of the Ukrainian sole proprietor in Google My Business application. This was reported by the press service of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU).

"Google LLC was fined UAH 1 million for failing to provide information at the request of the state commissioner of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine," the statement reads.

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The Committee is investigating the application of an individual entrepreneur to block his account in the Google My Business application. In this case, Google did not provide the Committee with the requested information for more than a year, which is an aggravating circumstance.

At the same time, the department said that Google eventually provided the necessary data, however, a case against LLC for failure to provide information at the request of the Committee had already been initiated at that time. According to the committee, this was also taken into account in the imposed fine. 

Meanwhile, PrivatBank stated it could disconnect Ukrainian users from Apple Pay and Google Pay in case of introduction of legal limits of the banking charges. 

The introduction of non-market mechanism of regulation of interchange stakes and acquiring could lead to the halt of all payments with the use of Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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