WASHINGTON, D.C. AND BRUSSELS – The Coalition for App Fairness released the following statement in response to the European Commission’s Statement of Objections against Apple:
“We welcome the European Commission’s Statement of Objections as an important step in curbing Apple’s harmful behavior. These anticompetitive practices hurt European consumers, app developers, and entrepreneurs and underscore the need for App Store Principles. Sound guardrails will prevent monopolistic gatekeepers from controlling consumer access, self-preferencing, and charging exorbitant fees. We strongly support the European Commission’s investigation to protect European consumers and ensure all companies have the opportunity to innovate in a fair market.”– Meghan DiMuzio, Executive Director for the Coalition for App Fairness
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 50 members since launching in September 2020. CAF offers membership to companies of any size — join today at appfairness.org.