According to reports, Australia’s antitrust regulator said on Tuesday that it refused to accept a promise made by Google. The pledge is aimed at the impact of Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit, a wearable device maker, on market competition. Google is still at odds with Australian regulators on a range of issues. Australia, for example, is proposing legislation to become the first country in the world to force platforms such as Google and Facebook to pay for local media news. < / P > < p > in June this year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Council (ACCC) has expressed concern about Google’s acquisition of Fitbit, warning that the acquisition will allow Google to obtain too much user data and harm its health and competition in the Internet advertising market. < / P > < p > to allay these concerns, Google has made a commitment that can be enforced by the court. Google’s commitments include that it will treat other wearable device manufacturers in a prescribed way, not use user health data for advertising, and in some cases allow competitors to obtain user health and exercise data from Fitbit. < / P > < p > ACCC president rod Sims said in a statement: “although we know that the European Commission has recently accepted a similar commitment from Google, in such a complex and rapidly changing industry, we do not feel that such a long-term behavioral commitment can be effectively monitored and implemented in Australia.” < / P > < p > ACCC also noted that other antitrust regulators, including the U.S. Department of justice, have yet to make a decision on the deal. ACCC will continue its investigation and set the final decision date as March 25, 2021. < / P > < p > ACCC is also investigating advertising technology and mobile app stores, and two survey reports will be released in January and March next year respectively. The focus of the survey is on the rapidly growing market power of Internet giants. The iPhone 12 keynote has been recorded in Apple park

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