The Justice Department plans an antitrust probe of Google which it was been developing “behind the scenes” for several months.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the Justice Department has prepared the probe while working out “turf issues” with the Federal Trade Commission, who announced a new task force to consider tech competition in February. Meanwhile, the Justice department held “public events to educate its staff and the public about the contours of the tech debate.”
While the probe will look into whether Google uses market power to quench smaller rivals with competitive innovations, the Justice Department is most concerned with the threat to individual privacy due to the “vast array of data the company compiles.”
h/t: https: WSJ.com