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KFTC chief Han discusses South Korea’s bold experiment in platform self-regulation
27 April 2023 00:00
South Korea has been at the forefront of digital-platform regulation for many years now. But since 2022, the country has been trying something new: self-regulation. The concept has been put forward as an alternative to platform-specific legislation and it requires powerful platforms, to create their own rules and standards. Now, in an exclusive interview, Korea Fair Trade Commission Chairman Han Ki-jeong talks about the new direction and what it means for antitrust enforcement.
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
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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