Google and Microsoft investigated in Argentina

As previously informed on this blog, the Comisión Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia (“CNDC”) started in 2010 an antitrust investigation of Microsoft in Argentina.

According to several newspaper articles, the CNDC has recently also started investigating Google’s practices in Argentina under the Argentine Antitrust Law.

The investigation on Google was initiated ex officio by the CNDC, and apparently it has the same purpose than the investigation started by the European Commission in 2010, this is, to determine whether Google is abusing of its dominant position in the search engine market by means of ordering the results in favor of certain websites.

This investigation is on its initial stage and the CNDC has to decide whether there are enough grounds to start a formal investigation.

Information on both investigations is extremely limited for the moment since investigations are confidential, and only resolutions are made public.

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