French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire recently revealed in a radio show that they will be taking Google and Apple to commercial court for imposing “abusive” contractual terms on startups and developers.
It was confirmed this week that France’s DGCCRF consumer fraud watchdog had already begun taking legal action against the US tech giants. Le Maire said that both companies had unilaterally imposed prices and contract changes on developers selling their apps on Google Play and the App Store.
Google spokeswoman Mathilde Mechin said that their terms comply with French laws, and the company is looking forward to make its case in court. Apple has yet to respond to comment requests.