News

  • The OIP recalls that Google remains the only beneficiary of the Shopping Units, causing irreparable harm to competition and consumers all across Europe

    Paris, May 17th 2019 — In reaction to the DG Comp Director General Johannes Laitenberg’s comment at the ICN Annual Conference on Google’s... Read more

  • European elections 2019: Open letter to the candidates

    Call for an urgent modification of interim measures  Whilst in the last couple of years the European Commission has issued fines of... Read more

  • The OIP welcomes the French Competition Authority’s decision to order interim measures against Google, and urges the European Commission to follow a similar path

    Paris, 31st January 2019 - The Open Internet Project (OIP) welcomes the French Competition Authority’s decision to take interim measures against... Read more

The project

The digital sector first emerged more than twenty years ago, and is now an established feature of our society. Today, our world is completely digitalised, from the economy to administration and it even provides a forum for political reform. For example, seven million Americans have so-far enrolled in Obamacare, and they did so online. However, our digital world should not be dominated by one, two or three global players with the power to write the rules and guidelines, and to determine whom should have access.

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Manifesto

European Consumers and Digital Entrepreneurs demand ban of Google’s manipulative favouring of own services and content.

It’s a matter of worldwide importance. The search engine monopolist Google with over 90 percent market share in the European Union manipulates its search results. It promotes its own services and content and downgrades those of competitors, which may be more relevant to consumers’ queries. For several reasons, this is unacceptable.

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Members

On 12 March of this year, German and French companies and organisations came together in Boulogne-Billancourt, in France, to establish Open Internet Project. This partnership, based in Brussels, aims to defend the European digital sector with political authorities in the European Union, to represent itself at the European Commission, and to mobilise public opinion which is mainly concerned with the omnipotent Google, even if consumers don’t quite realise it.

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Observatory

Google Observer is the OIP's collaborative platform. Our objective is to inventory systematically the practices of Google, via its search engine, either good or bad practices. You can post your comments and your remarks on Google policy’s changes. Google Observer wants to collect and to publish high quality information, for the medias and public opinion.