Mar 17, 2021 06:44 PM (GMT+8) · EqualOcean
French competition regulators have rejected requests from advertising companies and publishers to block apple from implementing plans to restrict their tracking of personal mobile app usage. The French competition regulator said on Wednesday that Apple's plan to require the app to obtain user consent before tracking users "does not seem to be abusing [its market position]". The ruling could hit small companies that want to use antitrust as an excuse to stop big tech rivals from implementing privacy programs. However, the regulator said it plans to conduct an in-depth investigation to determine whether Apple's privacy adjustment may be considered "self biased.".