Apple blocks loophole that allowed Apple Pay to continue working in Russia

Lawsuit over withdrawing Apple Pay in Russia continues

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A regulation agency in Russia has filed a lawsuit towards Apple, searching for 90 million roubles ($1.28 million) in damages. The agency claims the tech big has negatively affected shoppers by withdrawing Apple Pay from the nation. 

Reuters studies the lawsuit was filed in a Moscow courtroom. The $1.28 million in damages consists of compensation for “ethical harm” to Russians by not having the service. It’s additionally searching for the return of Apple Pay within the nation. The quantity of complete damages will probably go up because the agency continues to be inviting others to affix the swimsuit. 

Legislation agency Chernyshov, Lukoyanov & Companions stated Apple had violated Russian shoppers’ rights after the corporate restricted the usage of its built-in Apple Pay service on March 1 in response to Moscow sending troops into Ukraine.

Chernyshov, Lukoyanov & Companions are additionally pursuing a lawsuit towards Netflix for additionally suspending its service in Russia. It’s not solely Apple Pay that was faraway from Russia, so why hasn’t the agency added extra claims? Apple has additionally suspended its gross sales in its on-line retailer in Russia as a result of warfare.

As my colleague states in a earlier article on the subject, the agency isn’t prone to win the case. Because the suspension of Apple Pay in Russia comes from US authorities sanctions, Apple has no method of bringing the service again to the nation.

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