NEW YORK, September 7. /TASS/. American Corporation Google, which owns including Google, received in August a request for provision of corporate documents in an antitrust investigation by the United States authorities. This is stated in a statement on Friday the statement of the Federal Commission on securities and stock exchanges of the USA, which is the main body responsible for exercising supervision and regulation of the national securities market.
“August 30, 2019 Alphabet received from the U.S. Department of justice requesting documents relating to our earlier antitrust investigations in the United States and beyond. We expect that in the future will receive the corresponding request from the Prosecutor General of the state — gives the Commission a statement of the Corporation. — We continue to work with the Ministry of justice, the Federal Prosecutor’s office and prosecutors ‘ offices in States, as well as other regulatory bodies around the world.”
In July this year it became known that American authorities are preparing to launch a large-scale investigation against Amazon (Amazon), Facebook (“Facebook”), Google and Apple (Apple) to check for possible violations of antitrust laws. According to Reuters, the authority in the proceedings will be divided between the Federal trade Commission to take under the supervision of Amazon and Facebook, and the Ministry of justice, which will deal with Apple and Google. Simultaneously, on the beginning of own investigation declared Democrats in the House of representatives of the Congress of the United States.
As reported in August, the newspaper “wall street journal”, a group of prosecutors held a meeting in July with representatives of the Ministry of justice to discuss possible violations of large corporations, and then was made the decision on carrying out of Antimonopoly investigation. On Tuesday it became known that attorneys General of U.S. States are preparing next week to announce the initiation of proceedings against Google for alleged violation of the antitrust laws.
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