Internal Google Memo Responds To EU Antitrust Objections


Following reports about the European Union preparing to file formal charges against Google in its ongoing antitrust investigation, Google General Counsel Kent Walker has issued an internal memo to all employees. TechCrunch obtained the memo and it is reproduced in its entirety below.

In the letter, the counsel also notes that the EU is likely to open an investigation into its mobile operating system, Android, as well.

In the document, Google presents the case that there is a robust amount of competition in the areas that the commission is concerned with. It includes a variety of charts and graphs to support its rebuttals.

“An [Statement of Objections] is not a final finding. It’s a document in which the Commission staff sets out its preliminary arguments so that the company in question can respond,” says Walker. “Expect some of the criticism to be tough. But remember, it’s also an opportunity for Google…

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