What you need to know
- Consumer group BEUC has joined the European Commission's antitrust investigation into Apple over music streaming.
- The group is made up of 46 consumer organizations from 32 countries.
- The Commission has previously charged Apple with breaking antitrust rules in relation to music streaming on the App Store.
The Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs (BEUC) has joined the European Commission's antitrust investigation into Apple regarding music streaming on the App Store as an interested party, the group has announced today.
In a press release the group stated:
The European Commission filed formal charges against Apple in April, claiming the company had broken EU antitrust laws, from the EU:
The BEUC says it will contribute consumer feedback from EU members, and has been officially recognized as an interested third party. Director General Monique Goyens said, "We look forward to working with the Commission to ensure that Europe's consumers have access to a full range of music streaming services without their choices being unfairly restricted or prices being artificially inflated."
The BEUC represents 46 consumer groups in 32 countries, including the UK consumer group Which?.
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