Google Paying for Their Antitrust Violations with The Android Platform
According to news sources, Google have been forced to pay a fine in the region of $5bn (USD) after having been found to have been illegally tying Chrome and search apps to the Android operating system.
It is breaches of trust such as this which demonstrates how precious the general public's personal information has become and why it needs to be protected, not just from potential threat actors but also large corporations who are illegally manipulating users of modern technology in general.
As a company, Satisnet have been ensuring for years that any data which is used is only used as it is needed, for only as long as it's needed with authorisation to use it. There are many companies today which do not share our values when it comes to protection of personal information and that can only be a negative thing for those companies they have an extremely high chance that they'll suffer the same fate as google has recently with this fine.
Google are appealing the decision, claiming that “Android has created more choice for everyone, not less. A vibrant ecosystem, rapid innovation, and lower prices are classic hallmarks of robust competition". This however does not change the fact that Google have violated antitrust legislation.
Companies, no matter how big or powerful must all adhere to regulations if they are to not fall foul of new data protection laws as with the evolution of the internet, procedures for protecting personal information must too evolve.