Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee placed public pressure on both Apple and Google last week to join the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights hearing.
Klobuchar is the head of the subcommittee, and she’s focused on antitrust concerns regarding the tech industry’s most powerful players.
After lawmakers publicly criticized Apple for not doing so, the company said in a letter to Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee that it would make its Chief Compliance Officer Kyle Andeer available at an upcoming hearing on the App Store.
Apple and Google’s influence over “the cost, delivery, and availability of mobile apps on customers, app developers, and competition” will be discussed at the hearing, which Google will also attend.
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