Microsoft, Oracle, and other companies that have provided information about the antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Google to the US government were given more time on Wednesday to file an order to protect their confidential data.

The organization also includes AT&T, Amazon, Comcast, Duck Duck Go, Sonos, and T-Mobile US. They told Federal Judge Amit Mehta that they would not be able to make a proposal before Friday, and Seek to extend it to November 20. They agreed to their request in late Wednesday.

The Justice Department sued Google on October 20, accusing the $1 trillion (approximately 734.05 billion rand) company of illegally using its market power to suppress competitors. The biggest challenge of influence.

Google has said it will fight the lawsuit.

The parties working with the government stated in court documents that they provided information to the Justice Department investigators, including business plans and strategies to compete with Google.

The two companies said in a joint request: “One of the key issues here is how far Googlers can (due to being appointed as defendants in antitrust litigation) non-party’s most sensitive confidential business documents.” File a lawsuit in court.

The two companies said they hope to obtain a draft protection order proposed by Google and the Justice Department on Friday before writing their own documents.

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