Apple fined $5.6M for failing to meet Dutch dating app order

Apple fined $5.6M for failing to meet Dutch dating app order

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Apple has not done enough to appease a regulator’s order concerning App Store payment rules affecting dating apps in the Netherlands, a decision that has now cost the company 5 million euros.

On January 15, Apple confirmed it would abide by an order by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) to allow dating apps operating in the country to use third-party payment mechanisms. In a review of the rule changes, the ACM believes Apple has yet to fully comply with the order.

Apple had until January 15 to provide developers with ways to take payments relating to dating apps through alternative means than the usual in-app purchases mechanism.