Politics, Business

September 08, 2020

Italy investigates tech giants

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The Gist

An Italian anti-competition probe is examining the business practices of Google, Apple, and Dropbox. 

The List

  • Italian authorities have raised concerns about the cloud storage services provided by Apple, Google, and Dropbox. 
  • They allege that in addition to engaging in anti-competitive practices, user data they store has been collected and used for commercial purposes. 
  • The Italian Competition Authority also believes the terms of service which must be agreed with to use their products contain "unfair clauses". 
  • Amazon and Apple offices in Italy were raided earlier this year as part of a separate anti-trust investigation into the sale of headphones. 

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