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Italy fines Apple and Google for ‘aggressive’ data practices


Apple and Google have been fined €10 million apiece by Italy’s competition and market authority (AGCM) which has found they did not provide their users with clear enough information on commercial uses of their data — in violation of the country’s consumer code.
The regulator also accuses the pair of deploying “aggressive” practices to push users to accept the commercial processing.
Apple and Google were both contacted for a response to the ACGM’s sanction. Both said they will appeal.
Google is accused of omitting relevant information at the account creation phase and as consumers are using its services — information the regulator says should be providing in order for people to decide whether or not to consent to its use of their data for commercia …

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