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Comment: Why Naver's court defeat is bad news for digital platforms in South Korea

By Wooyoung Lee
  • 29 Dec 2022 02:34
  • 29 Dec 2022 02:57
Naver’s defeat in its court appeal challenging an antitrust fine has sent shockwaves throughout the South Korean online-platform sector. The court's decision could herald a more open path for the regulator to pursue aggressive enforcement action against platforms in 2023 and beyond.

The decision by the Seoul High Court (see here) in favor

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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.

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