Attorneys general to meet up in Colorado next month for antitrust probe against Google Inc

The investigation into Google Inc’s online advertising business involves all U.S. state attorneys general except California and Alabama.

According to three sources with knowledge of the matter at hand, U.S. state attorneys general probing Alphabet’s Google Inc plan on meeting in Colorado next month to discuss a probe whether the search giant’s business practices break U.S. antitrust law.

The meeting, being planned for November 11, would be similar to the one this week in New York, in which state and federal enforcers from the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department discussed their probe on Facebook, said one of the sources.

According to a second source, the meeting in Colorado would touch on organizational issues and was likely to be one in a long series of gatherings to discuss the probe.

The investigation of Google by U.S. regulators appears to be well underway ever since Texas sent the company a subpoena asking for information about its ad business. As of October 2019, Google has begun sending data to the attorneys general.

Google had no comment.

Previously, Google had said it was cooperating with federal regulators and with the state probe.



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