Technology conglomerate Apple wants to take action against the EU Commission’s plan to subject its App Store to stricter market surveillance, according to a report. News agency “Bloomberg” reported that Apple had drafted a related appeal request, but this could still change by the end of the November 16 deadline. No comment was received from Apple or the Commission.
With its Digital Markets Act (DMA), the EU is increasing pressure on the online activities of big technology companies, which it classifies as “gatekeepers” of the Internet because of their importance. The affected services also include Alphabet’s Google search engine, Apple’s Safari browser, Amazon’s Marketplace trading platform, Chinese company ByteDance’s short video platform TikTok and Meta’s social network Facebook.