South Korea regulators go after Google, again
Details on the event are scarce, but Allthingsd reports that sources close to the matter, maybe even the person that held the doors for the South Korean Fair Trade Authority, claim that the raid happened earlier this week.
We have asked Google if it has any comment. ”We have been cooperating fully with the KFTC’s investigation, working closely with them to address their questions about our business,” said a spokesperson.
Back to Allthingsd and we read that sources claim Google has done much to impede any investigations of Android and competitiveness, and could even have destroyed documents that the regulators might have liked to have seen.
This is not the first time that South Korean authorities have made their way through Google’s offices, and last year they paid a visit in a fact-finding expedition about location data tracking.
That was in May 2011, the month before many of the country’s internet portals filed antitrust complaints against Google claiming it was stifling competition in Korea’s mobile internet search market.
via The Inquirer