Apple & Google face scrutiny over risk management practices of app stores

Technology giants Apple and Google have been asked by The European Commission to clarify their risk management regarding their online platforms for purchasing apps.

Under the new regulation, Digital Services Act (DSA), tech firms across the globe are facing legal scrutiny amid the introduction of DSA, which came into force this year.

As a result, Apple and Google have been given a 15 January 2024 deadline to reply.

This includes new responsibilities aimed at addressing illegal content, online security risks, and transparency concerns related to online advertisements and recommender systems.

In a statement, the EU executive said: “The Commission is requesting the providers of these services to provide more information on how they have diligently identified any systemic risks concerning the App Store and Google Play.”

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