Germany’s justice minister says the potential of dismantling Google should be regarded as if the web giant abuses its dominant position, in a newspaper interview to be published Saturday.
“Just imagine a power company that covers ninety five % of the entire market. The cartel authority would act slightly quickly,” Heike Maas instructed Saturday’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Seating.
“Such prerequisites are, in market terms, not smart, now not wholesome,” he mentioned consistent with a pre-released replica of the interview.
“So sure, if Google misuses its dominant position to systematically push aside rivals, then as a final approach something like dissolution should be considered,” he stated.
Maas mentioned the digital era had lengthy left behind nationwide borders and rules and there was once now a need for a “world community regulation”.
Defiance is powerful in Germany over the use web search engine’s dominant place.
German-primarily based media giant Axel Springer is amongst a gaggle of avid gamers in Europe’s digital markets which has lodged a criticism with the European commission against what it alleges are new anti-aggressive abuses with the aid of Google.
Maas admitted alternatively that he used Google day-to-day. “I am unfortunately part of the problem,” he mentioned.