Organisation: Apple Inc

Italy probes Apple over unfair third-party data tracking policy

Italy’s antitrust watchdog is investigating whether Apple has abused its dominance in the applications market by imposing a restrictive privacy policy on third-party app developers and limiting their access to device users’ advertising data.

11 May 2023

UK tribunal rejects CMA bid to challenge market investigation block

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has found “no compelling reason” to let the national antitrust enforcer appeal against its decision to quash a market investigation into Apple’s and Google’s dominance in the mobile browser and cloud gaming sectors.

03 May 2023

Ninth Circuit rejects Epic’s appeal in Apple case

An appellate court has affirmed a California federal judge’s decision to dismiss claims brought by Epic Games that Apple illegally maintained monopolies over app distribution and payments.

25 April 2023

Apple to fight increased antitrust scrutiny in Germany

Apple has said it will appeal against the German competition authority’s finding that it has “paramount significance for competition across markets”, which would subject the company to heightened scrutiny and controls by the enforcer.

05 April 2023

Apple and Google prevail against search conspiracy claims

Advertisement purchasers seeking to break up Apple and Google provided no evidence that the companies colluded to avoid competing with each other in the online search sector, a federal judge in Oakland has ruled.

05 April 2023

Apple succeeds in blocking CMA market investigation

The UK antitrust enforcer has said a ruling from the Competition Appeal Tribunal to quash its market investigation into Apple’s and Google’s dominance in the mobile browser and cloud gaming sectors risks “substantially undermining” its powers.

03 April 2023

Apple accused of thwarting disclosure again in UK class action claim

Claimants in a £1.5 billion class action claim against Apple have urged the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to order the iPhone maker to explain how it deems 7,000 documents filed to the country’s antitrust watchdog are irrelevant to the lawsuit.

20 March 2023

Apple looks to terminate UK’s cloud gaming and mobile browsers market inquiry

Apple has urged the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to quash a market investigation launched by the national antitrust watchdog last year, claiming the agency breached the procedural rules for initiating such an inquiry.

10 March 2023

ACCC probes Big Tech’s “expanding ecosystems”

Australia’s competition watchdog has launched another market study into digital platforms, as its latest probe examines the “expanding ecosystems” of Google, Apple, Meta, Microsoft and Amazon.

08 March 2023

EU drops major App Store charge in rare replacement SO

The European Commission has sent Apple a new statement of objections, abandoning its initial allegations that the iPhone maker’s rule forcing developers to use its own in-app purchase system infringes competition law.

28 February 2023

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