Warning from the European Commission to Apple. Its vice-president and competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, shares Apple’s pro-privacy position but at the same time warns that these should not be used for monopoly purposes.
“Users will not give up their privacy if they use another App Store”
Share only Vestager Reuters comments:
“I believe privacy and security are of utmost importance to everyone […] The important thing here is, of course, that these are not a shield against the competition, as I believe consumers will not give up their security or privacy if they use another App Store or charge. applications manually. I think there are solutions to that “
These are comments that shouldn’t sit very well in Cupertino, where they are defending tooth and nail the App Store as the best way to protect users. Other external app stores would make it easier to enter malicious code
Vestager also said that iOS update privacy changes in recent months are not in the spotlight
Recall that Apple is awaiting the judgment of the lawsuit against Epic Games which ended a month ago, which could either strengthen the economic model of iOS and its App Store, or change it forever, unless solutions intermediaries are agreed.