On 16 March 2020, the French competition authority fined Apple a record €1.1bn for anticompetitive practices in relation to the distribution of its products, including customer allocation, resale price maintenance and the abuse of resellers’ economic dependence.
This is the fifth highest competition law fine ever imposed in Europe on a tech company.
Apple said it will appeal the decision.
To put this high fine in context, Cullen International published an updated infographic showing the ten biggest antitrust fines imposed on digital economy and telecoms operators in Europe and how these are calculated.
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