On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is planned to audit the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, and innovation organizations have been pushing back. Like Apple recently, Google this evening distributed a blog entry specifying explicit “harmful consequences” on items because of these antitrust bills.
Google/Alphabet’s Kent Walker (President Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer) said that “legislation being debated in the House and Senate could break these and other popular online services.” At a significant level, the impending regulation embarks to forbid organizations from inclining toward their own items to the detriment of contenders.
On the “degrading security and privacy” front, Walker contends that the antitrust bill “could prevent [it] from securing our products by default.” Google accepts the law could restrict its “ability to integrate automated security features if other companies offer similar features.”
Safe Browsing is explicitly refered to as something that Chrome and Gmail probably won’t have the option to “automatically” incorporate. Also, Google cautions of not having the option to identify issues that require aggregately gathering “security signals across [its] products.”
Google additionally noticed that it may need to “give equal prominence to a raft of spammy and low-quality services” in Search and the Play Store. It likewise gives a fourth point that ambiguously implies perhaps sharing client information:
These bills might propel us to share the delicate information you store with us with obscure organizations in manners that could think twice about protection.
The following contention presented by Google is the means by which Search and Maps would not have the option to offer “integrated, high-quality results” when “some other company might offer competing answers.” This may incorporate not having the option to show Google Maps bearings subsequent to looking into an area in Search or other data like business hours and contact data. Information Panels that give prompt responses as the principal thing on the page could likewise be in danger. Google additionally cautions about not having the option to coordinate Gmail, Calendar, and Docs.
Google’s last tentpole is concerning the way that the antitrust bills could restrict advancement, including giving “government agencies unprecedented power over the design of consumer products” to the detriment of “US technological leadership.”
Walker is especially incredulous of how the bills “seem to be intentionally gerrymandered to exclude many other major companies” that are campaigning for their section while charging that Congress is hurrying. It’s hazy whether this bill will pass the full Senate.