According to two sources familiar with the matter at hand, U.S. state attorneys general are scheduled to meet Justice Department attorneys later this week to share information on their investigations into Alphabet Inc’s Google.
Their probe revolve around Google’s monopolistic behavior that could harm consumers through its control of search traffic and online advertising markets.
He meeting could potentially lead to the joining of forces of the state attorneys generals with the Justice Department.
Discussions on the probe will most likely include Google’s dominance in the online search business, its potential anti-competitive behavior in the mobile operating system market, and the best division of labor as the probes move forward, reported a news report from the Wall Street Journal citing sources.
U.S. state and federal authorities have yet to share data about their concurrent investigations to date, reported WSJ citing sources.
In 2019, attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico formally launched an investigation into Google.
At least seven attorneys generals who are part of the investigation have been invited to the meeting, reported WSJ.