Alphabet Inc said on Friday it had received a civil investigative demand from the US Department of Justice on August 30 seeking information and documents relating to its prior antitrust investigations in the United States and elsewhere.
“We expect to receive in the future similar investigative demands from state attorneys general,”said Alphabet in a regulatory filing.
The company said it would continue to cooperate with the DOJ, federal and US state regulators, and other regulators around the world.
Texas leads the group of 30-plus attorneys general, which plans to announce the probe on September 9
Over lapses such as privacy breaches
As Google or Amazon, seek to buy smaller rivals in order to head off competition