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Google submits plans to comply with EU antitrust ruling

Google has outlined its plans to comply with an EU antitrust order banning it from prioritising its shopping service in its search results.

The tech giant was handed a £2.2bn fine earlier this summer for anti-competitive behaviour.

It said at the time that it would consider appealing the fine, but it appears to have now accepted the order.

An EU spokesperson said Google submitted plans to the Commission yesterday, but that regulators did not not intend to make them public.

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, could have faced further penalties of up to five per cent of its daily global turnover if it failed to change its practices within 90 days of the ruling.

Those fines would amount to $14m (£11m) a day based on the company’s latest financial statements.

Alphabet has assets exceeding $172bn.

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