Taiwan lets Google off the hook

GoogleExecutives in Google’s legal department are able to breathe a minor sigh of relief because the Taiwanese Fair Trade Agency has decided that Maps and Play services don’t break regulatory rules.

But even though it has closed two investigations into Google, the FTA is still keeping an eye on Google’s activities.

Google said it was pleased that the Taiwanese had followed the lead from the USA, Brazil and Germany which it claimed found the search giant’s activities were not evil.

But though that may represent a minor victory for Google, the European Union isn’t giving up into its probes that Google biases search results in favour of its own customers and services.

The EU started an investigation into Google back in 2010 and it’s not going to let the company off the hook.