Google investigated over use of maps

@ 2022/06/23
German antitrust watchdog barks

Google is under investigation by Germany’s antitrust watchdog amid concerns over the use of its maps platform.

The Federal Cartel Office has opened a formal probe after initial findings suggest that the US giant is limiting options to use alternative map providers when app developers and other businesses seek to combine their offerings with maps.

The regulator is also looking at the terms for Google’s Automotive Services because it is concerned that Google limits the option to embed position data from Google Maps, Street View or the search function on maps of other providers.

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