Google Inc.’s offices have been raided and subpoenaed by many countries around the world. Now, they have been ordered to appear for a U.S. Senate hearing on September 21, 2011 before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. The hearing is officially entitled “The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition?”
So far, Google’s former CEO, Eric Schmidt, is the only named witness to testify at the hearing and Google is promising to cooperate with all federal regulator’s and investigator’s during this process. The U.S. Senate hearing is not the only anti-trust investigation with which Google is presently dealing, also the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department are conducting their own investigations into the company.