Google might be in trouble for how it handled an earlier raid by South Korean officials over antitrust concerns. Insiders claimed to AllThingsD that the country’s Fair Trade Commission stormed Google’s Seoul offices again on May 28th after the company allegedly stonewalled the investigation in suspicious ways. Among the accusations, Google supposedly deleted files and asked staff to work from home rather than face inquiries. The FTC’s goal was still to answer complaints from local search firms Daum and NHN that Google was unfairly making it difficult to use a non-Google search engine in Android. Google still says it’s cooperating with regulators, but the assertions if they’re accurate would paint a different picture. They certainly don’t alleviate pressure in the US over similar subjects.
South Korea’s FTC reportedly raids Google again over lack of cooperation
Posted by Gsurface on May 30, 2012