“We want to examine whether Apple’s actions may be aimed at eliminating competitors in the market for personalized advertising services, the objective being to better sell their own service,” UOKiK president Tomasz Chrostny said. “We will investigate whether this is a case of exclusionary abuse of market power.”
Regulators from the Netherlands, Russia, and other countries have already raised similar concerns regarding Apple’s behavior. The company recently sued Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service over its warning to allow third-party payment services. Not to mention the South Korean “Anti-Google law” passed in August.