Google appeals EU’s 2.4B fine

Google filed an appeal against the European Commissions decision to fine it a record 2.4 billion earlier this year. The Alphabet affiliate is positive that the amount might change for good after Intel managed to overturn an 8-year-old decision for anti-competitive behavior.

Google submits an appeal for its 2.4B fine by the EU

The European Commission ordered Google on June 27 to stop tampering with results on Google Shopping and gave the company two months to comply with the decision. With the September 28 date closing, Google had not asked for an interim order of the suspension, according to a court spokeswoman.

The search engine company needs to come up with a proposal how it would satisfy the European Commissions ruling to allow consumers a choice and benefits of innovation. Google has to change its algorithm and treat rival shopping services as equal.