AGCM has announced that Apple and Google have been fined 10 million euros (approximately ً 11.3 million) each by the Italian competing authority for using their data before using it for commercial purposes. Consent not obtained correctly. Both are accused of failing to properly inform consumers when their data will be used in a way that prevents consumers from giving their informed consent.
This is the second time Apple has been fined by an Italian regulator this week, following a ban on allowing Amazon and Amazon to sell Apple and Bates products on Amazon’s Italian store on Tuesday. A fine of 200 million euros (approximately 5 225 million) was imposed. . The regulator said the 2018 agreement between the two companies meant that only a few resellers were allowed to sell products on Amazon.it, adding that it violated EU competition rules. In addition to the fines, both companies were asked to lift sanctions.
Both Apple and Amazon said Reuters He plans to appeal Tuesday’s fine. Apple said such deals are a guarantee that consumers are buying real products. Amazon called the fines “disproportionate and unfair”, adding that its agreement with Apple would benefit Italian consumers who can “find the latest Apple and Bates products on our store” and “a catalog.” Benefiting from more than double, better deals and faster shipping. ”
Apple and Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the latest fines, but a € 10 million fine is unlikely to be listed on either company’s balance sheet. Apple recently reported making $ 83.4. Billion Google posted 65.1 billion in revenue in the last quarter.