Apple has assigned its Chief Compliance Officer, Kyle Andeer, to testify before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust, at an April 21 hearing. The company agreed to send an executive after the senate called out its earlier refusal to do the same.
Apple Inc has agreed to send a top executive to testify before the US Senate on antitrust issues related to its mobile app store. Apple’s decision comes days after criticism from the panel leaders for the company’s earlier refusal to appear before the judiciary subcommittee. In response to a letter by the panel leaders, the company has agreed to make its Chief Compliance Officer, Kyle Andeer available to testify at an April 21 hearing. Apple informed of its decision in a letter penned by Timothy Powderly, senior director of government affairs for the Americas, as mentioned by CNBC. The report mentions that in his letter, Powderly penned his surprise upon the letter from the panel leaders. He mentioned that Apple had always been willing to participate but only sought alternative dates for the hearing, in light of other matters of similar issues.