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EU asks Apple and Google to clarify app store risk management

An Apple logo is pictured outside an Apple store in Lille, France, September 13, 2023. REUTERS/Stephanie Lecocq/File Photo
An Apple logo is pictured outside an Apple store in Lille, France, September 13, 2023. REUTERS/Stephanie Lecocq/File Photo

The EU asks Apple and Google to clarify app store risk management. As part of the new rule known as the Digital Services Act (DSA), the European Commission said on Thursday that it had requested that the two most prominent technology companies, Apple (AAPL.O) and Google (GOOGL.O), provide clarification on their risk management practices about their online platforms for the purchase of applications.

“The Commission is requesting the providers of these services to provide more information on how they have diligently identified any systemic risks concerning the App Store and Google Play,” the European Union executive stated in a press release.

Both of the companies were given until January 15th to respond.

They are among a group of more than a dozen of the largest technology businesses in the world that have been subjected to unprecedented levels of legal scrutiny ever since the Digital Services Act (DSA) went into effect this year. This scrutiny includes extensive new requirements for unlawful material and online security threats.

Additionally, the commission stated that the list of questions posed by the European Union (EU) includes concerns about openness about recommender systems and online marketing. Additionally, the commission mentioned that probable next steps include starting official procedures.

Aligning app store policies with EU regulations is paramount. Adhering to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) guidelines, ensuring fair treatment of developers, and complying with competition laws are integral aspects. Embracing these standards fosters compliance and cultivates a more favorable environment for innovation and consumer welfare.

Navigating the evolving regulatory landscape necessitates proactive measures and a holistic approach to app store risk management. Striving for transparency, fairness, and compliance with EU guidelines will enhance consumer trust and contribute to a thriving digital marketplace. By prioritizing risk mitigation strategies aligned with regulatory expectations, tech companies can foster innovation while ensuring consumer protection and market competitiveness.

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