S.Korea To Probe App Store Operators Over Suspected In-app Payment Violations.

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South Korea’s telecommunications regulator on Tuesday said it plans to launch an investigation into app store operators such as Apple Inc (AAPL. O), Alphabet’s Google and One Store over suspected violations of in-app payment law.

Last year, South Korea passed the law, an amendment to the Telecommunications Business Act; which bans major app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their payment systems.

The rules have been in effect since March. 

The Korea Communications Commissions said in a statement it had conducted an inspection since May 17 to determine whether Google, Apple and One Store had violated the revised Telecommunications Business Act. It determined that all three app operators might have violated the rules.

Google, Apple and One Store were not immediately available for comment when contacted by Reuters.


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