EU Parliament Aims To Break Up Google With New Resolution

Posted: Nov 28 2014, 1:37am CST | by , in Technology News


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EU Parliament Aims to Break Up Google with New Resolution
  • MEPs target Net Search Engines and Cloud Systems

MEPs targeted Net search engines and cloud systems in a recent bid to end monopoly of these forces in cyberspace.

The EU and MEPs recently tried to do away with growth barriers. They also wanted to put an end to abuses by online enterprises as far as unbundling search engines was concerned. It was stated that the digital market was capable of creating about 260 billion dollars for the EU economy.

The approval of the procedure was high with 384 votes for and 174 against. There exist challenges though such as market disintegration and local inequities in accessibility to the high tech resources. The forces need to be set free. The online search engines are of prime importance here.

The Commission is to look into various practices instituted by the search engines. No abuse of responsibilities will be tolerated. Among the activities that need looking into are: indexing, evaluating, presenting and ranking.

Internet search engines have a role to play in the form of coercing gathered information and implementing EU rules. The MEPs said that all Net traffic ought to be treated in a similar manner. Different treatment, strictures and poking their nose where it didn’t belong would have to go out the window.

The fact that what this all amounts to is the unbundling of Google should give many people food for thought. Thanksgiving is here and all of America is busy celebrating the holiday. But while the rest of America is in a jovial mood, the execs at Google are feeling a little bit sick and nauseous.

The ruling by the EU and MEPs has caused quite a stir among Google’s staff and administration. After the voting on the whole shebang was decided in favor of the process, the EU didn’t mention the words Google by name since it was very obvious right from the beginning.

Google is after all the grand daddy of search engines and anything having to do with the finding giants will have it among its ranks. The formation of a single digital market in all of Europe was indeed a radical step.

The goals behind this decision were: creating tax revenues, promotion of anti-discriminatory acts, prevention of second hand exploitation, making of rules for cloud computing and last but not least the generation of net non-partisanship.

While the ruling has no political pressure behind it, it does point the way to changes that will occur in the future. Clearly, all of Europe wants something different from what Google wants. Let’s see where this will lead up to.

Source: European Parliament

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