“We think it is very important for the court to understand the far-reaching consequences of Apple’s unfair policies,” Steve Satterfield, Facebook’s director of privacy and public policy, said in a conference call on Wednesday.
Apple said Facebook executives want to collect as much information about users as possible, without regard to user privacy. Epic did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Facebook’s move to join Epic’s fight against Apple could change the dynamics of how the public sees this legal battle. Epic sued Apple in Augustfor purchases people make in apps like Fortnite.
Epic positioned its legal battle against Apple, with far-reaching consequences for the future of the technical industry. But many users and industry analysts saw the suit as one between a billion dollar company and a billion dollar company.
Whether Facebook’s participation in the lawsuit will change, that remains to be seen. Epic and Apple’s Legal Battle.