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Apple faces German antitrust probe under country's new tech rules

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 21 Jun 2021 05:15
  • 21 Jun 2021 08:25
Apple's new privacy policy, its App Store rules, and the pre-installation of its apps on iPhones have caught the interest of Germany's antitrust enforcer, which announced a probe today under the country's new competition rules.

The Bundeskartellamt said it was assessing whether the US tech giant could be classified as a company

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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