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The European Commission (EC) has criticized Apple for using “privacy and security” as a “shield against competition”.

Margaret Vestager, vice president of the European Commission for Digital Response, responded to Tim Cook. Apple’s CEO stands against a draft European order, specifically aimed at forcing Apple to allow page loading on its phones.

We know that, Apple There is In the view of the European Commission. In mid-June, Tim Cook attacked the Digital Markets Act, Under the preparation of the European Commission, which Aims to reduce the influence of GAFAM.

Side loading is anti-religious

The text will authenticate Apple specificallyID-loading, A system that allows applications to be downloaded through channels other than the App Store. A real anti-religious policy in the closed world of Apple.

The Apple brand CEO made two arguments against this practice: first a financial loss to his company, but above all, The security of its users. Tim Cook and Apple lawyers used this argument throughout Inquiry against the epic sports shop.

Security is OK, but at what cost?

These statements do not escape Margreet Vestager. Executive Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Digital. In an interview with Reuters, he responded directly to Tim Cook.

Margaret Vestager has been appointed Vice President of Europe for the Digital Age. Source: CC BY 2.0 / Flickr European Parliament

Margaret Vestager has been appointed Vice President of Europe for the Digital Age. Source: CC BY 2.0 / Flickr European Parliament

“I think privacy and security are very important to everyone.”, First mentioned the former European competition commissioner. “The important thing here is that it is not a shield against competition because I believe that customers will not give up security or privacy if they use another application or if they do side loading. “

Margaret Vestager did not close the door to changes in her plan for the Digital Markets Act. He noted that the text still needed to get contributions from EU countries and then from various EU lawmakers (France, the National Assembly and the Senate) before bringing in legislation.

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The Vice President of the European Commission is optimistic: “I think this problem can be solved. ” It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.