New EU Antitrust Chief Won't Rush Google Probe

Law360, New York (November 12, 2014, 3:29 PM EST) -- The European Commission’s new competition chief said Tuesday that before heading into the next phase of the regulator’s four-year antitrust probe into Google Inc., she would need to take time to re-examine the facts and speak with parties involved in the dispute.

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement that she needs to hear from parties who have been most affected by Google's alleged practices before going forward with the investigation, which has examined whether the tech giant unfairly promoted its own specialized searches over its rivals.

“[W]e are talking about fast-moving markets — I have to be sure...

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