Google agreed to change some business practices the FTC said were stifling competition in certain markets.
It reported 385,888 images of local businesses posted by Yelp users had appeared in Google's local search results, a direct violation of the settlement.
Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Monday that he was issuing a subpoena to the tech giant. During a news conference today, Hawley says he wants to know if Google is breaking Missouri law by the way it's collecting, using, and releasing information about its users and their online activities.
Hawley's office is checking into what Google does with the user information it collects and allegations that it inappropriately scrapes information from competitors' websites.
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Google, which has challenged the European regulators' fine, didn't immediately comment. The state has issued Google a subpoena seeking information about its business practices. He says "substantial evidence" suggests the company might manipulate search results to list Google-affiliated websites higher in search results.
The company operates "in a highly competitive and dynamic environment", Patrick Lenihan said in an emailed statement.
Additionally, Hawley says he plans to investigate allegations that Google wrongly scrapes material from competitors' sites.
"There is strong reason to believe that Google has not been acting with the best interest of Missourians in mind", said Hawley, a Republican running for a US Senate seat in 2018. In July, the Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission regarding a Google program that tracks consumer behavior.