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Apple ordered by Dutch regulator to open up payment processing for dating apps

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 24 Dec 2021 09:37
  • 24 Dec 2021 09:37
Apple has been ordered to allow dating apps such as Tinder, Badoo or Happn to process payments outside the iPhone-maker's ecosystem in the Netherlands, the country's competition authority said today.

In a heavily redacted statement (see here) following a court spat with Apple, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets noted that Apple

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Nicholas Hirst

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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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