France will sue Apple, Google over developer treatment

France will sue Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google (GOOG, GOOGL) for abusive practices against developers.

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, speaking on RTL radio, accuses the tech giants of imposing tariffs on developers wanting to sell apps collecting developer data, and “unilaterally” modifying contracts. 

Le Maire will file the suit before the Paris Commercial Court and thinks the resulting fines could add up to “several million euros.” 

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