WASHINGTON – Today, the Coalition for App Fairness issued the following statement following Apple’s response to the Dutch Competition Authority order:
“The bold action taken by the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) is a model for legislators and regulators looking to rein in Apple’s monopolistic app store practices that harm consumers and undermine competition. It is clear Apple will only do the right thing when forced to do so,” said Meghan DiMuzio, executive director of the Coalition for App Fairness. “At the same time, it is concerning that Apple’s response signals it intends to continue leveraging its monopoly gatekeeper status to harm consumers and developers by collecting commissions on transactions they do not process, and for which there is no justification.”
About the Coalition for App Fairness
The Coalition for App Fairness is an independent nonprofit organization formed to protect consumer choice, foster competition, and create a level playing field for all app and game developers globally. Originally formed by Basecamp, Blix, Blockchain.com, Deezer, Epic Games, the European Publishers Council, Match Group, News Media Europe, Prepear, Protonmail, Skydemon, Spotify, and Tile, CAF has rapidly grown from 13 to over 60 members since launching in September 2020. CAF offers membership to companies of any size — join today at appfairness.org.