Italy starts investigation into cloud services from Google, Apple and Dropbox
The Italian competition watchdog has started an investigation into Apple, Google and Dropbox. The companies would not make it clear enough, which data from customers is being collected.
In total, the Italian antitrust authority has launched six investigations against companies that provide cloud services. At Google and Apple, it is investigated whether the companies state sufficiently clearly what information from users is used for. In the case of Google, this concerns the Google Drive service and with Apple iCloud.
Dropbox also checks whether the company correctly states what happens to user information. The authority is also investigating whether Dropbox makes it clear enough how customers can cancel a subscription for the service.