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Google gives evidence to Online platforms inquiry

23 November 2015

On Monday 23 November the House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee hears from Google in continuation of its inquiry into online platforms.


The evidence session takes place on Monday 23 November in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster.

At 5.00pm:

  • Adam Cohen, Head of Competition and Economy Policy for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Google
  • Jon Steinberg, External Relations Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Google

The Lords' EU Internal Market Sub-Committee is carrying out an inquiry examining the benefits and problems caused by online platforms, as embodied by companies such as Amazon, Google, Uber and Airbnb.

Likely questions

Questions which the witnesses are likely to face include:

  • If there is a strong degree of market concentration in Google's Search Engine, should Google take on special responsibility to ensure that the results of its Search Engine are fair?
  • What is Google's current practice for the use and storage of consumer data through its Search Engine, Gmail and through its Android platform?
  • What is your view of a kite-mark to help users recognise best practise for data protection?
  • What is your view of the idea of a 'platform rating agency'?

Further information

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