Google has settled its case with a French regulatory agency over the exclusion of certain companies on its AdWords platform.
The Autorité de la Concurrence said that it will withdraw the case against Google over the exclusion of advertisements from electronics vendor Navx, which claimed to have had an account unfairly suspended from AdWords.
Google said that the decision related to ads for Navx mapping tools that display the location of speed detection cameras and systems, which Google said was not allowed on the AdWords platform.
The Autorité intervened following the filing of a complaint by Navx, asking Google to clarify its policies on allowing advertisements for navigation devices.
Under the agreement, Google has agreed to clarify its AdWords policies in regards to how it handles navigation devices and radar detection systems.
The company will also be required to post notices of new restrictions three months in advance, and give advertisers a formal warning before an account can be suspended.
"The Autorité takes note of Google's intention to bring more transparency and predictability to advertisers far beyond the litigious case brought to it," the agency said in a statement. "It is an important step towards a more transparent framework at an international level."
Google has had its hands full with European regulators in recent months. The company is still working to clean up legal issues in multiple countries connected to its Wi-Fi data gathering, although it was cleared in the US yesterday.
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