Last week ICOMP members gathered in Brussels to take part in their quarterly Council Meeting; a series of discussions, meetings and events related to the ICOMP principles.
Amongst the many topics discussed was the recent announcement by Commissioner Almunia that he has outlined to Google four specific areas of concern following a lengthy investigation into allegations the company has violated competition law. The Council was unanimous in its agreement that this is a very significant step by the Commission and has undertaken to write to Commissioner Almunia.
In the letter ICOMP Chairman, Lord Watson, praised the Commission Vice President’s “firmness” saying that his ultimatum to Google “carries the promise of a new renaissance for the Internet”. The full letter can be viewed here.
The ICOMP Secretariat