EU Pushes for Changes To Google’s Flight and Hotel Search Results


    The European Union is pushing for clarity from Google about how the company processes flight and hotel searches. From a report: The tech giant must explain why it ranks certain flights and hotels above others and provide more clarity about how it calculates prices, European Union regulators demanded Monday, accusing the company of having “misled” consumers. The final prices that Google displays should include all fees and taxes that can be calculated in advance, regulators said in a statement. “EU consumers cannot be misled when using search engines to plan their holidays,” EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders said. “We need to empower consumers to make their choices based on transparent and unbiased information.” The regulators are giving Google two months to propose a fix to the issues or face possible unspecified sanctions. Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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