The commercial court in Paris has fined Google 2 million euros for anti-competitive practices. According to the court, these disadvantage French app developers.
The French government took Google to court in 2018. The case concerns Google’s handling of French developers who want to sell their apps through Google’s platform. The internet giant would impose rates, collect data and unilaterally adjust the contracts.
The court issued a fine, and Google must also amend seven provisions in the distribution contract within three months. Google says it has already amended several targeted clauses and has recently reduced its commission on small developer applications and subscriptions.
A case is also pending against Apple, but there is no ruling yet.