Google Fights To Shield Algorithm Data In UK Antitrust Suit

Law360, London (June 8, 2021, 5:26 PM BST) -- Google's lawyers fought on Tuesday to block an attempt by a shopping comparison website to widen the disclosure of confidential documents in its lawsuit that accuses the search giant of abusing its online search dominance.

Meredith Pickford QC, counsel for Google, argued that Kelkoo was seeking highly sensitive information about its algorithms. She urged the High Court to reject the company's draft order on the categorization of confidential documents in its lawsuit, which alleges that the tech giant unlawfully demoted competitors from search results.

Some of the algorithms that Kelkoo wants information about are still used in Google's business today and constitute...

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