We have been watching for some time how different international organizations initiate investigations against technology to ensure good competitive practices between companies. And is that Lately we do not stop seeing news talking about how Amazon controls market prices, or as Apple manages the commissions for appearing in the App Store. Investigations by national and international organizations that arrive with the sole objective of making everything fairer and that users end up benefiting from the control that is done to technology companies. And precisely today we want to bring you the latest research that has been done on these two companies, and this time the research is being done in Spain. The CNMC has just started a sanctioning process against Apple and Amazon for anti-competitive practices. We tell you all the details after the jump …

As we said, the CNMC, the National Markets and Competition Commission, has just started in Spain a procedure for anti-competition practices in the sectors of online sales of electronic products and the provision of marketing services to third-party retailers through online platforms. Namely, The CNMC goes against Amazon for its pricing policy in its market, and against Apple for the prices of the App Store and the commissions that the company enters. They go further, Apple and Amazon have agreements between companies so that Apple products are sold on Amazon, sales that are made without competition control and this is what they want to solve.

An announcement, that of the investigation, which nevertheless does not take into account what the completion of the investigation will be like. It will take 18 months and can rule in favor of or against companies and therefore apply competition sanctions. We will see what is left of all this, more and more organizations are applying the magnifying glass to companies like Apple. It may annoy you but it certainly has to make them change their practices to play in a fairer environment.