Apple and Google are facing an antitrust fine of 20 million euros in Italy for violating the customer code


Italy’s antitrust regulator fined Apple and Google € 20 million (around Rs.170 billion) on Friday, the second time the regulator sanctioned US tech giants this week.

European countries have cracked down on Big Tech’s business practices in recent years, while the EU pushes legislation to tighten regulation.

The Italian competition authority said it had fined Apple and Google 10 million commercial ends each.

“Neither Apple nor Google have provided clear and immediate information about the acquisition and use of user data for commercial purposes,” the statement said.

The regulator earlier this week fined Apple and e-commerce giant Amazon $ 20 million (roughly Rs 170 billion) for restricting access to certain sellers of Apple products on Amazon.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, the member states of the European Union agreed on their common position on two landmark laws that could enable unprecedented oversight of big tech.

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