ADIF extends support to South Korea's proposed revision to the Telecommunications Business Act

This is a major step to counter app marketplaces from owning all in-app transactions and charging an unfairly high commission on all in-app purchases.

In late July, South Korea proposed an amendment to the Telecommunication Business Act, which has the core of the ban on forced in-app payments. The proposed revision would restricts app market operators from wielding their dominance in determining how digital goods payments are processed. The move is being seen as a response to the predatory practices of global tech giants like Google and Apple Inc.

ADIF has come out in full support of the move: This is a major step to counter app marketplaces from owning all in-app transactions and charging an unfairly high commission on all in-app purchases.

Below is the letter sent to the Science, ICT, Broadcasting and Communication Committee of the Republic of Korea.