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Google’s South Korean penalty highlights innovation concerns; momentum builds for US anti-graft laws
24 September 2021 00:00
Google’s clash with South Korea’s antitrust enforcer over allegations the search giant engaged in abuse of dominance against smart-device markers in the Android operating-system market isn’t over yet: Google is set to appeal the $176 million fine it received from the Korea Fair Trade Commission. Yet the landmark penalty has set the tone for the regulator’s clash with digital platforms over concerns they are stifling innovation on smart devices. Also on today’s podcast: Stars align in the US Congress over anti-corruption laws, with bipartisan support for the slate of bills now being considered.
The South Korean competition regulator's decision to fine Google for abuse of dominance in the Android OS market
US Congress to tackle anticorruption legislation, including bill to outlaw foreign bribe solicitationA slate of US anticorruption legislation, including a bill that would outlaw the solicitation of bribes by foreign officials
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
Wooyoung Lee Correspondent, Seoul
Wooyoung Lee is a correspondent based in MLex’s Seoul office, South Korea, covering antitrust, privacy and data security, mergers and acquisitions and financial services. Wooyoung has more than a decade of experience in journalism, public policy and research. She has worked and written for news outlets including The Korea Herald, Al Jazeera International, Bloomberg BNA, Monocle, among others.She worked as a foreign service officers for policy and research at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of... Read more