World Ch. Schedule : THU 20:00 KST
* Date : 2021-09-09
Korea’s National Assembly passed new legislation last week that would remove in-app payment restrictions imposed by Google and Apple. The so-called ‘Anti-Google Law’ is getting attention around the world for being the first of its kind. The tech giants have been charging commissions of up to 30 percent on purchases made in their app stores. International media were quick to report on the passage of the bill, saying it marked “a monumental step in the fight for a fair app ecosystem.” Meanwhile, Google defended its service fees, claiming that it costs them money to build and maintain an app store. In this week’s edition of Foreign Correspondents, we sit down with our panel of journalists to discuss the significance of the new law and how governments around the world are tackling anti-competitive practices by Big Tech.
- Sebastien Falletti, East Asia Correspondent / Le Figaro
- Matthew Weigand / Freelance Journalist
- Dmitry Lee / Freelance Journalist
Skype Interview Guests
- CHO Hee-kyoung, Professor / College of Law, Hongik University