The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has filed a lawsuit against Apple. As reported on the agency’s website, the reason was a violation of the “Law on the Protection of Competition” (part 1 of article 10 of the Federal Law No. 135).
Kaspersky Lab filed a complaint against the company. According to the antivirus developer, Apple intentionally rejected the parental control program Kaspersky Safe Kids (KSK) to launch its own Screen Time application, which is comparable in functionality.
According to the statement, the FAS examined all the materials in detail and found signs of abuse of Apple’s position in the market of iOS-applications. The agency cited an article by The Verge, which said the rejection of 11 of 17 such applications during the launch of Screen Time. The trial will take place on September 13, 2019.
On April 28, The Verge announced Apple had removed 11 parental control apps. Apple argued that they endangered the security of the devices used. The company said that most of them are based on Mobile Device Management (MDM) technology, the use of which in their opinion is quite risky. Apple also said that it notified developers by providing them with a 30-day window to correct deficiencies.