Competition Commission of India investigates Google’s market dominance

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has initiated an investigation over Google’s abuse of its dominant position in its app store to promote its payments service Google Pay. The CCI is reviewing the allegations of Google promoting Google Pay through Android smartphones and whether sellers have a choice to prevent users from having access to it by design. The allegations against Google were filed in February and claim that Google is violating the Competition Act of 2002, which prohibits the abuse of dominant market position.