"Thursday’s [1.3 B] antitrust action in Italy is the latest in a line of regulatory action... Amazon was also charged with violating EU antitrust law"
Thursday’s antitrust action in Italy is the latest in a line of regulatory action the American tech and e-commerce giant has faced this year. Last month, the AGCM fined both Amazon and Apple €200 million ($226 million) for an agreement that restricted the sale of products made by Apple and its subsidiary Beats to a selected group of sellers on the e-commerce platform. In June, Amazon disclosed in a regulatory filing that it had been hit with a €746 million ($844 million) fine by Luxembourg's privacy watchdog for violating the European Union’s stringent data protection laws. Last year, Amazon was also charged with violating EU antitrust law and accused of using data it collects from third-party sellers on its e-commerce platform to compete against them. Regulators around the world have increasingly begun to focus on Amazon’s dual rule as both a seller and a marketplace.
Italy fines Amazon record $1.3 bln for abuse of market dominance (Reuters) [https://www.forbes.com/sites/siladityaray/2021/12/09/amazon-hit-with-128-billion-fine-from-italian-regulators-for-abusing-market-dominance/?sh=4f33a15389e8]