Google reveals app developer notice on the 18th
Rep. Cho Seung-rae undermined the purpose of the amendment to the Act
The Korea Communications Commission should promptly investigate and take necessary measures.
President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol also reveals his position on Googles abuse
In a notice to app developers on the 18th, Google said, “If the in-app payment system provided by the developer is not deleted from the app, the app cannot be updated from April 1st, and apps that do not follow this by June 1 will be Google I will delete them all from play.”
Googles own payment system is used, or only a payment system that meets the framework presented by Google is allowed, and the app developers have been urging that they will delete the app even if they guide or link the external web payment that the app developers have been using.
However, criticism is strong that this directly violates the purpose of the In-App Payment Compulsory Prevention Act, which was passed by the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea last year for the first time in the world.
Assemblyman Cho Seung-rae of the National Assemblys National Defense Department said, “Google has explicitly expressed its intention to confine the mobile ecosystem within the fence it has created. The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea even enacted a law to ban forced in-app payments, but they are not paying attention.”
He continued, “Google must comply with the laws of the Republic of Korea.” “It undermines the purpose of the amendment to the law to maintain a fair and free mobile ecosystem where anyone can freely create apps and content, enjoy each other, and receive rewards and rewards. I hope you dont,” he added.
The Korea Communications Commission said, “We must move actively. It is not enough to just announce the enforcement ordinance and public notice. Even if you face the phenomenon of overtly disregarding laws and regulations, it is tantamount to abandoning your duties. We need to promptly investigate and take necessary measures, such as an interpretation of the vote,” he urged.
President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol and the acquisition committee also demanded that they disclose their position on Googles abuse of power.
Assemblyman Cho said, “Many domestic app developers, their workers, and content creators are just screaming to ensure a fair ecosystem. I hope that we will not turn away from the voices of those who are demanding to uphold fairness and common sense.”