Facebook wants to participate in Fortnite maker Epic Games‘ high profile lawsuit against Apple, providing what it says is information about how the iPhone and iPad maker’s policies hurt other businesses. The move was revealed the same day criticizing Apple’s privacy policies.
“We think it’s really important that the court understand far reaching impact of Apple’s unfair policies,” Steve Satterfield, a director of privacy and public policy at Facebook, said during a conference call Wednesday.
Apple said Facebook’s executives want to collect as much information abut users as possible, without regard for user privacy. Epic didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Facebook’s move to join in Epic’s fight against Apple could change the dynamic of how the public perceives these legal battles. Epic sued Apple in Augustfor purchases people make in apps like Fortnite v bucks generator.
Epic positioned its legal battle against Apple, with wide-reaching ramifications for the future of the tech industry. But many users and industry analysts saw the suit as an between a multi-billion dollar company and a multi-trillion dollar company.
Whether Facebook’s participation in the lawsuit will change that is yet to be seen. Epic and Apple’s legal battle.