Apple, Dropbox, Google cloud computing services under investigation by Italy’s Competition Authority


Furthermore, the Italian competition watchdog is investigating whether the three tech companies included unfair provisions in their contracts related to their right to suspend and interrupt their cloud computing service and liability exemption even in the event of loss of documents stored in users’ cloud space.

It is also looking into whether their contracts have provisions related to unilateral modifications of their conditions and the English version of their agreements is prevalent than the Italian version.

The EU is pushing tech companies to clarify their terms and conditions

Italy’s investigation comes as the European Union (EU) is aggressively pushing tech companies’ to clarify their terms and conditions and to strengthen their privacy protections for consumers.

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Last year, Facebook agreed to modify its terms and conditions in response to pressures from the EU.

In July, Italy’s competition authority launched an investigation into Amazon and Apple over complaints regarding the tech giant’s alleged competition-restricting agreements to prohibit electronic retailers from selling Apple and Beats-branded products if they are not members of the Cupertino-based tech giant’s official program.