In Brief: Apple begs to differ, but Netherlands’ Authority for Consumer and Marketers (ACM) objects to the company not allowing local data apps to use payment technologies (other than Apple’s in-app payment system) – and the regulator has evolved a novel serial-fine strategy of weekly penalties to bring the company to heel

Now, on its 9th installment, the ACM has levied €45 million (of a maximum €50 million) in fines against Apple, payable if its demands are not met.