Italian regulator opens investigation into Google on data portability rights

According to TechCrunch, the Italian competition authority has opened an investigation into Google over concerns it has abused a dominant position by hindering data portability rights which are afforded to individuals under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The procedure follows a complaint made to the authority by the operator of a direct marketing platform called Weople. Reuters reports that the competition regulator carried out inspections at Google premises along with Italy’s finance police.