Google loses appeal against huge EU fine

Google has lost its bid to overturn a huge European Union fine.

On Wednesday (November 10) an EU court dismissed its appeal against the $2.8 billion penalty, and the bloc's antitrust ruling.

It all marks a big win for Competition Commisioner Margrethe Vestager.

Back in 2017 she penalized Google for favoring its own price-comparison shopping service over rivals.

That was the first in a trio of rulings that saw the search giant rack up over $9.5 billion in EU fines.

Google can still potentially appeal the latest ruling to Europe's top court.

However, on Wednesday it said it was now already complying in full with the original antitrust ruling.

There was better news for the firm in the UK the same day.

The country's Supreme Court has blocked a $4.3 billion class action suit over allegations it illegally tracked data on iPhone users.

Google says the events in question took place a decade ago, and were addressed at the time.

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