Apple to testify before U.S. Senate on anticompetitive behaviour

A senior Apple Inc executive will testify before the U.S. Senate on competition issues related to mobile app stores.

Apple said that Chief Compliance Officer Kyle Andeer will be available to testify at an April 21 hearing held by part of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The committee would weigh in on app makers complaint about mandatory revenue sharing payments and strict inclusion rules set by Apple’s App Store for iPhones and iPads.

On Friday, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat, and Mike Lee, a Republican, sent a letter to Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook calling it “unacceptable” the company was refusing to send a witness.

The pair are leaders of the Senate Judiciary panel’s subcommittee on competition policy and antitrust.

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