BRUSSELS – Today, the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) concluded that Apple failed to comply with its December 24, 2021 order requiring it to adjust its conditions for payment systems for online dating apps. Apple is ordered to pay an initial penalty of 5 million euros, followed by a penalty of 5 million euros per week up to a maximum of 50 million euros.
“By failing to comply with the ACM’s order, Apple is once again showing its unwillingness to implement legal requirements that would constrain its gatekeeper power to the benefit of competition, innovation and app users,” said Meghan DiMuzio, executive director for the Coalition for App Fairness. “We applaud the ACM’s decision to take action in order to force Apple to comply with the law.”
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.