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South Korea's antitrust chief stands firm on platform-specific legislation, braving industry backlash

By Jenny Lee
  • 22 Dec 2023 04:13
  • 22 Dec 2023 04:13
South Korea’s antitrust chief has emphasized the urgency of addressing the monopolization issues plaguing digital platform markets, labeling them as “a dark aspect of the digital economy.”

These comments were made by Han Ki Jeong, the chairman of the Korea Fair Trade Commission, or KFTC, during a year-end gathering with the pr

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Jenny Lee


Jenny joined MLex’s Seoul bureau in 2021 as a correspondent focusing on competition law and data privacy and security. Jenny received a Master’s degree from Northwestern University’s renowned Medill School of Journalism and worked for a number of news organizations in the US, including the Associated Press Television News, McClatchy and Voice of America, where she worked for almost three years in Washington DC. She returned to her native South Korea in 2019 as a reporter for Wired Korea.

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