Italian authorities investigate Apple over possible violations of data privacy regulations
Italian antitrust watchdog AGCM has launched an investigation into Apple over its alleged abuse of market dominance against third-party app developers. The US tech giant is accused of applying more restrictive and disadvantageous data privacy policies to non-Apple apps since April 2021. The agency explained that only Apple competitors are required to display the prompt to ask user consent for tracking in a more relevant position compared to the one to deny the practice. This is also reported to employ misleading language about online tracking activities.