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EU Commission Probes Alphabet, Apple, and Meta Due to Non-compliance with Digital Markets Law

Sun 31 Mar 2024 | 04:50 AM
Taarek Refaat

The European Commission has begun conducting investigations against Alphabet, which owns Google, Apple, and Meta, which owns Facebook, regarding non-compliance with the law.

The European Commission said - Saturday - that it will investigate these companies regarding their non-compliance with the Digital Markets Law to ensure open and competitive digital markets in the European Union.

The European Commission's investigation into Alphabet and Apple relates to so-called "anti-steering rules", because under the DMA law, technology companies are not allowed to prevent businesses from telling their users about cheaper options for their products or about the possibility of subscribing outside of app stores, but It seems that the method followed by the two companies, whether in the App Store or Google Play, is in conflict with the law.