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FairSearch.org Applauds DOJ for Protecting Consumers, Challenging Google-ITA Deal

FairSearch.org released the following statement regarding the Department of Justice’s decision on the Google-ITA deal:

“Today’s decision by the Justice Department to challenge Google’s acquisition of ITA Software is a clear win for consumers. The Department concluded Google’s unrestricted control over ITA’s key flight search technology would have violated the antitrust laws. By putting in place strong, ongoing oversight and enforcement tools, the Department has ensured that consumers will continue to benefit from vibrant competition and innovation in travel search. While this enforcement action is an important victory, Google’s abuse of its search dominance still threatens competition and consumers in many critical areas of online services. Antitrust enforcers and lawmakers in the U.S. and elsewhere must remain vigilant in their investigation of these larger concerns and take whatever further enforcement actions are needed to protect consumers.”

Read more about the decision from FairSearch.org and check out what elected officials and industry experts are saying about the decision.