Apple joins the fight against the Digital Markets Act

The Digital Markets Act It makes life difficult for big tech companies. Apple is embroiled in a dispute with the European Union. The company has filed an appeal to challenge the European Commission’s decisions under its recent Digital Markets Act.

The strict new legislation affects 22 surveillance services run by six technology companies: Microsoft, Apple, Alphabet’s Google, Amazon, ByteDance’s Meta and TikTok.

The legislation focuses on large technology companies that hold a dominant position in the digital market. The aim is to promote interoperability between platforms and services and make it easier for users to switch platforms without losing their data or histories. This encourages more competition and choice for consumers.

Challenge listing in the App Store

Although the details of Apple’s legal challenge are not yet known, Bloomberg News reported last week that the company would challenge the inclusion of its app store on the digital antitrust list.

In the case of Meta and TikTok, these tech giants Meta and TikTok have already appealed the Commission’s decision to list their services.

On the one hand, Meta announced that it did not agree with the decision to include its marketplace and messenger as access services in the new rules. Meanwhile, TikTok has appealed its designation as a gatekeeper under the Digital Markets Act as the company claims it is taking on the role of a new social media competitor displacing more established platforms.

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