Italy’s antitrust regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority, announced Wednesday that it has fined Google Holdings Inc. , Alphabet Inc., Google Inc. and Google Italy 100 million euros.
Google uses market dominance to control access to end users through Android and the Google App Store, the bulletin said. This is in violation of the provisions of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Specifically, Google has restricted users’ right to use the electric car charging software, which it says it offers on its car apps.
In addition to the fines, the Italian Competition and Markets Authority has called on Google to take immediate action to stop the abuse of market position and eliminate negative effects. It also provides tools to match Google’s software for electric vehicle charging software, and provides assistance and information for independent monitoring.