NLS Faculty Member Rahul Singh on The Hindu’s In Focus Podcast | “Why has the CCI levied multiple penalties on Google”
November 15, 2022
NLS faculty member Rahul Singh has been featured on The Hindu’s In Focus podcast where he speaks on the topic: “Why has the CCI levied multiple penalties on Google.” In this episode, he shares his thoughts on the penalties that the Competition Commission of India has levied on Google, and other similar issues that the tech giant has faced with regulators of other countries.
Mr. Rahul Singh is Associate Professor of Law at NLSIU and teaches Competition Law & Policy, Regulation, WTO and Jurisprudence. The episode is hosted by K. Bharat Kumar, Deputy Editor-Business, The Hindu.
In late October, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) levied penalties exceeding Rs. 2000 crore, totally across two cases for anticompetitive practices. One was to do with what CCI called Google’s abuse of its dominant position in the mobile ecosystem. CCI said that mandatory pre-installation of the entire Google Mobile Suite, with no option to un-install the same, and their prominent placement amounts to imposition of unfair condition on device manufacturers and thereby contravenes competition law.
Listen to the podcast here.