Google could be hit with fines as high as 3 billion euros ($A4.68 billion) from the European Commission in the next few weeks,
European Union’s law suit against Google accuses the company of promoting its shopping service in internet searches at the expense of rival services,
It’s a case that has dragged on since late 2010.
Potentially, the ruling could have an impact on other areas of Google’s enterprise, not just search with Margarethe Vestager, the Competition Commissioner, raising the possibility of further charges in other specialised web search markets such as travel information and maps.
This could actually affect the algorithms which are at the heart of Google’s business.
According to The Telegraph, EU officials plan to announce the fine as early as next month.
The bill is now being finalised.