SEOUL – Google and Apple position
have taken advantage of their superior position app market
location and alerted about potential fine
The sum of the amounts is $50.5 million.
users to choose between agreeing to their updated terms of service and losing access to their services
The KCC stated that the two major technology companies gave users the ultimatum of either accepting their revised terms of service or losing the ability to use their services. app
The developers implemented particular payment options, resulting in unjustified delays. app review.
appropriate measures to be taken
The KCC is informing the companies about necessary steps to be taken and will discuss the appropriate actions to be implemented. fine
The statement read, “s.”
“Since beginning the investigation in August 2022, we have closely collaborated with KCC to clarify our compliance with the new law while maintaining a safe and high-quality experience through our alternative billing. KCC has now provided a ‘pre-notice’ which we will thoroughly review and respond to. Once we receive the final written decision, we will carefully assess our next steps.” Google
Stated in a declaration to Reuters.
Reuters’ requests for comment went unanswered.
the use of misleading spam messages
In 2021, South Korea made changes to the Telecommunication Business Act that prohibit the use of deceptive spam messages. app
Prevent operators from mandating that software developers utilize their payment systems.
the government’s move to increase the minimum wage will result in a “significant” rise in labor costs
According to the KCC, the decision by the government to raise the minimum wage will lead to a noteworthy increase in expenses related to labor. Google and Apple
The implementation of specific payment methods by enforcement. Apple airlines”
The charging of fees to domestic airlines is deemed discriminatory. app
Rewording not applicable – “developers” is a self-contained term.
Upon receiving input from the companies, the regulator may opt to levy a penalty. fines of up to 68 billion won ($50.47 million), including 47.5 billion won for Google and 20.5 billion won for Apple, KCC said. – Reuters