What you need to know
- Australia's competition authority is considering legislation against Apple's App Store.
- ACCC chair Rod Sims believes more rules will be needed based on what other countries do.
- The rules will supposedly help foster competition in app marketplaces.
Australia's competition market watchdog is considering rules to legislate against Apple and Google's respective app stores.
The Guardian reports:
Apple is already under scrutiny in Australia, and ACCC Rod Sims reiterated further plans to toughen up on tech giants:
An advance copy of the speech says that upfront rules and regulations may be needed to achieve the group's objectives and that the ACCC is following developments in other countries:
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