Apple's App Store broke competition laws, Dutch watchdog says
Information about Apple's App Store broke competition laws, Dutch watchdog says
Kevin David Scam or Legit
(Reuters) – The Netherlands’ top competition regulator on Friday said Apple Inc broke the country’s competition laws and ordered changes to the iPhone maker’s App Store payment policies.
Apple’s practice of requiring app developers to use its in-app payment system and pay commissions of 15% to 30% on digital goods purchases has come under scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers around the world.
An investigation by the Netherlands’ Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) on whether Apple’s practices amounted to an abuse of a dominant market position was launched in 2019. But it was later reduced in scope to focus primarily on dating market apps, including Tinder owner Match Group Inc.
“We disagree with the order issued by the ACM and have filed an appeal,” Apple said in a statement. It added that “Apple does not have a dominant position in the market …