On April 15, the European Commission sent a formal objection to Google after a four-year investigation, accusing the company of skewing search results in favor of its own content, and opened a separate probe into tech giants, including Google, later that month.
"We’ve taken seriously the concerns in the European Commission’s Statement of Objections (SO) that our innovations are anti-competitive. The response we filed today shows why we believe those allegations are incorrect," Google General Counsel Kent Walker said in a statement concerning the response.
According to media reports, Google could face a fine in the amount of billions of dollars if the technology giant is found to have violated the EU antitrust rules.
Google's market share in web search constitutes over 90 percent in most European countries, according to the European Commission’s estimates.