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From:                                 Eva Ljungbert
Sent:                                  Mon, 6 Sep 2021 09:00:56 +0200
To:                                      N Registrator
Subject:                             VB: New Android search preference menu - a half-measure that needs DMA 
Categories:                       3. Till-reg
Från: Aurelien Maehl <> 
Skickat: den 3 september 2021 13:59
Till: Eva Ljungbert <xxx.xxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xx>
Ämne: New Android search preference menu - a half-measure that needs DMA fixing 
Beginning September 1, a new search preference menu is allegedly active on new Android 
phones purchased in Europe - Business Insider and Politico reported on it. We say allegedly 
as there is actually no way for us to verify the preference menu is active, know which phones 
are "certified" to display it, or measure overall progress, because Google is choosing to 
withhold this information. After one year of Google actually profiting off the antitrust 
sanction with a flawed pay-to-play mechanism, we get an inch of progress towards fair 
competition, when we need a mile. Switching your search default continues to be "one 
factory reset away". Google wants to make
 it as hard as possible for people to get to choose a 
search engine that doesn’t track their every move or profit from their data. We believe users 
should be able to change this setting at any time, including via a prompt from a search engine 
app or website.
The Digital Markets Act should guarantee that right, and prohibit gatekeepers like Google 
from securing and establishing defaults for their search engine across the search access points 
of a gatekeeping operating system - our DMA position expands on that.
Best regards,