Antitrust Antitrust

South Korea's inquiry into app marketplace reveals antitrust concerns

By Wooyoung Lee and Jenny Lee
  • 02 Mar 2021 01:38
  • 02 Mar 2021 01:38
Some of Google and Apple’s app store policies, which many South Korean app developers found unfair, pose antitrust risks that could be subject to a review under the Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act, or MRFTA.
Announcing the results of an antitrust inquiry into the experiences of 500 app developers

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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.

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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