Apple and Google Lobbying Against HB2005 in Arizona That Would Allow App Developers to Use Third-Party Payment Systemshttps://the8-bit.com
Arizona lawmakers recently won a battle against Apple in their bid to keep Apple and Google’s seemingly monopolistic practices in check. The landmark legislation prevents these companies from forcing developers to use their own payments system and also prevents retaliation if developers ask users to use an alternate payments system.
Arizona lawmakers still have two steps before the bill turned into law, the first of which requires the Senate to pass the bill which will then be sent to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.
Reportedly, Apple and Google have already begun lobbying against the bill. As reported by Protocol, Apple tapped its own lobbyist, Rod Diridon, to begin lobbying in Arizona. The company also hired Kirk Adams who is the former chief of staff of Gov. Doug Ducey to negotiate with Arizona State Rep. Regina Cobb on its behalf.