France will take legal action against Google and Apple for “abusive business practices,” Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on March 14, 2018.
France will take Google and Apple to court over contractual terms imposed by the tech giants on startups and developers, said Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire.
Le Maire said on Wednesday that he had become aware that Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Apple Inc. unilaterally imposed prices and other contractual terms on software developers.
Spokespeople for Apple France and Google France did not immediately respond to calls and messages from Reuters seeking comment.
Le Maire also said he expected the European Union to close tax loopholes that benefit Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon by the start of 2019.