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EU Launches Investigation into Tech Giants Apple, Google, and Meta for Non-Compliance with Digital Market Regulation

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
EU Commission launches probe into Apple, Google, and Meta with potential for substantial fines

The European Commission has launched an investigation into three American technology giants, Apple, Alphabet’s Google, and Meta Platforms, to determine whether they have violated the EU’s digital market regulation. This is the first investigation under the new EU regulation, which allows authorities to impose fines of up to ten percent of a company’s global turnover for non-compliance.

The companies under scrutiny include Google Play and Apple’s App Store, as well as Google’s search engine practices and Apple’s browser preferences. Additionally, Meta’s payment models for Instagram and Facebook are also being investigated.

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager stated that the companies’ practices do not fully comply with the Digital Market Act. Meanwhile, Commissioner Thierry Breton emphasized that the investigations should not come as a surprise to the companies. Meta and Google have stated their commitment to complying with the regulation while Apple has defended its operating methods.

As part of this investigation, the EU Commission plans to examine other aspects of the companies’ practices to ensure fair competition in the digital market. Despite their responses, the Commission remains focused on enforcing the regulations outlined in the Digital Market Act.

By Samantha Nguyen

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