Thursday, August 06, 2015

Google’s $6 Billion Miscalculation on the EU - Bloomberg Business

Final paragraphs from an overview of Google's European nightmare; tangentially, see 'Right to Be Forgotten’ Online Could Spread (NYT)
"Although she uses Google frequently, Vestager says it doesn’t cloud her view of the case. “Congratulations for being big, but don’t misuse it. For Europeans, this is very fundamental,” she says.

That might be the scariest thing of all for Google. It isn’t dealing with an antitech ideologue or a competition czar consumed with cementing a personal legacy. It faces a straightforward prosecutor in a hostile political climate dominated by powerful local business interests with their own regulatory agendas. Good luck to Google searching for a way out of that."
Google’s $6 Billion Miscalculation on the EU - Bloomberg Business
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