Google agrees to EU antitrust outline (Financial Times)

Search engine giant to change ways to avoid protracted legal battle.

Google agreed to a potential European Union deal outline that would allow it to avoid a long legal battle over antitrust charges. The EU has stated it has key concerns over several areas of Google's business practices, including how it favors its own customers over non-customers, copying content from rivals without permission, shutting out competitors with its advertiser agreements or restricting advertiser campaigns from moving to rival search engine sites. According to reports, all these issues were addressed in the EU outline, and will allow Google to avoid antitrust action if the deal is finalized.

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