Italy is investigating Apple, Google and Dropbox cloud storage services

Italy launches six investigations into Apple, Google and Dropbox cloud storage

Curated via Twitter from Engadget’s twitter account….

Authorities want to know whether the two companies agreed to prevent retailers outside of Apple’s official program from selling Beats and other Apple products.

It’s also investigating unfair clauses in the services’ contracts, terms that exempt the services from some liability and the prevalence of English versions of contracts over Italian versions.

In a press release, the AGCM announced that it opened six investigations into the companies’ cloud storage services: Google Drive, iCloud and Dropbox.

Apple is in a battle with Epic over its App Store rules, and the antitrust case against Amazon keeps getting stronger.

In July, Italy launched an antitrust investigation into Amazon and Apple over Beats headphones.

Italy’s competition watchdog is investing Apple, Google and Dropbox, TechCrunch reports.

The authority is concerned that the services fail to adequately explain how user data will be collected and used for commercial purposes.

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