Apple’s battle with regulators continues, this time on a larger scale. A few days ago, we were talking about the sanction case that the CNMC has opened in Europe to Amazon and Apple. However now it was the European Union that raised its voice. In this case, regarding the App Store.
Apple is engaged in a major international battle to maintain its “sovereignty” over iOS. And as the App Store’s revenue grows, so do the complications of sustaining your speech. Regulat ors want to move the tab
Over the months we have seen how Apple tried to defend its position in various ways. For example, stating that it is thanks to the fact that there are no alternative stores in iOS that a low level of malware can be maintained. Therefore, allowing them to exist would endanger the security and privacy of users of the operating system.
However, from the European Union, they do not seem to agree. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told Reuters that “this is not a shield against competition”. This does not mean that you do not agree with measures such as transparency in monitoring, and remember that “Users should not give up security or privacy, whether with other stores or by loading apps.”.
Thus, it seems difficult that Apple can change the opinion of the European Union on this issue. In fact, the next digital markets law is still in force, which means that they may have to implement major changes in their policies to function normally in the European common market.