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Apple, Google asked to turn in South Korea compliance plans by mid-October By Reuters


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SEOUL (Reuters) – Apple (NASDAQ:) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:)’s Google have been asked to turn in by mid-October compliance plans for a new South Korean law that bans major app store operators from forcing software developers to use their payment systems, a regulatory official said on Wednesday.

Apple and Google didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Korea Communications Commission is soon to prepare an enforcement ordinance which will be accompanied by the amended Telecommunications Business Act. Mid-September saw the majority of new legislation go into effect.

Officials expect the enforcement ordinance to be completed in six months, if not sooner.

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