"As powerful as they are, Google and Apple should not be able to treat our startups and our developers the way they now do". He said start-ups face conditions imposed on them when selling their apps on Google and Apple which "also gather data" and "both can unilaterally modify contracts". "All that is unacceptable and it's not the economy that we want". The FFM has filed a complaint in a Paris court asking them to order Apple and Google to end "abusive commercial practices" following a three-year-long investigation by the government into how the major tech firms treat smaller French software developers that produce applications for mobile devices.
Speaking on RTL radio, Le Maire said on Wednesday he had become aware that Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Apple Inc. unilaterally imposed prices and other contractual terms on software developers.
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France is preparing to slap American tech giants Apple and Google with hefty fines as a result of "abusive business practices" according to reports.
Apple declined to comment immediately on Le Maire's claims, but Google said its business practices "conformed to French law". The company said it has been collaborating with the French fraud office on several matters over the past few years, including its Google Play app store.
This isn't the first time France has been embroiled in a legal tussle with Apple.
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France seems to have a complicated relationship with tech companies.
Le Parisien reported last December that the finance ministry is seeking to fine Amazon €10 million. He also expects the European Union to close the tax vulnerabilities officially that benefit the two companies and other tech firms by 2019.
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