EU Commission Launches Investigation into Apple, Google, and Meta, Threatening them with Massive Fines

EU Investigates Tech Giants: Alphabet, Apple and Meta Platforms under Digital Market Act.

The EU’s Digital Market Act, which aims to regulate the market dominance of technology companies and ensure fair competition, has prompted an investigation into American technology giants Apple, Alphabet’s Google, and Meta Platforms. This is the first investigation under the new act.

The focus of the investigation will be on Alphabet’s Google Play store, Apple’s App store, Google’s search engine practices, and Meta’s Instagram and Facebook subscription payment models. The Commission will examine whether these companies adhere to the provisions outlined in the Digital Market Act.

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager emphasized at a press conference that the three companies under investigation have not fully met the requirements of the Digital Market Act. While Meta and Google have expressed their commitment to complying with the regulation, Apple has defended its operating methods and stated its confidence in their alignment with the legislation.

If found guilty of violating EU regulations, these companies could face fines of up to ten percent of their global turnover, potentially amounting to substantial penalties given their significant revenues. This marks a crucial step in the EU’s effort to enforce digital market regulation and promote fair competition among tech companies. The outcome of this investigation will provide valuable insights into the practices of these major players in

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