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Google's approach to data portability attracts Italian antitrust scrutiny following complaint (update*)

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 14 Jul 2022 07:42
  • 14 Jul 2022 17:34
Google’s rules on data portability have attracted antitrust scrutiny in Italy, with the country’s enforcer announcing today it was opening a formal inquiry after raiding the company’s offices.

The probe was triggered by a complaint filed by Italian app Weople, which is operated by Hoda, in September 2021. Consumers that sign up to

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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