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Google files petition against CCI in Delhi HC following leak of confidential report

The leaked report pertains to an antitrust investigation of Android OS by India’s competition regulator.

Google on September 23 filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court seeking redressal around the leaking of a confidential interim fact-finding report submitted by the Director General’s office to the Competition Commission of India (CCI) relating to an ongoing investigation into the company's Android operating system. On September 18, Reuters cited this leaked 750-page report to state that CCI found evidence of Google abusing its dominant position. Why has Google filed a petition? "[We are] protesting against the breach of confidence which impairs Google’s ability to defend itself and harms Google and its partners," the company said. "We are deeply concerned that the Director General’s Report, which contains our confidential information in an ongoing case, was leaked to the media while in the CCI’s custody. Protecting confidential information is fundamental to any governmental investigation, and we are pursuing our legal right to…

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