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Google Fined 207 bln Won for Anti-competition Practice in Mobile OS market

Google Fined 207 bln Won for Anti-competition Practice in Mobile OS market

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s antitrust regulator said Tuesday it has decided to fine global tech giant Google 207.4 billion won (US$176.8 million) for pressing smartphone makers into only using its Android mobile operating system. Since 2016, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has been looking into Google over allegations it obstructed [...]

Facebook, Netflix Fined over Privacy Violations in S. Korea

Facebook, Netflix Fined over Privacy Violations in S. Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean watchdog on personal information protection on Wednesday fined major foreign platform service providers nearly 6.7 billion won (US$5.7 million) over privacy violations. The Personal Information Protection Commission meted out the penalty against Facebook, Netflix and Google and ordered them to fix the problems following its probe. [...]

Mercedes-Benz Korea Seeks Cancellation of Fine for Emissions Manipulation

Mercedes-Benz Korea Seeks Cancellation of Fine for Emissions Manipulation

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Mercedes-Benz Korea has requested a Seoul court cancel a multibillion-won fine imposed on the company for manipulating diesel emissions in the country, judicial sources said Tuesday. The German carmaker filed a lawsuit against the environment ministry in October with the Seoul Administrative Court, seeking the cancellation of a 77.6 billion-won (US$69.3 [...]

S. Korea Fines Facebook 6.7 bln Won for Sharing Users’ Info Without Consent

S. Korea Fines Facebook 6.7 bln Won for Sharing Users’ Info Without Consent

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s information watchdog on Wednesday fined Facebook Inc. 6.7 billion won (US$6 million) for passing information of at least 3.3 million South Koreans to other companies in its first crackdown on the U.S. tech giant. The Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) said Facebook violated the country’s personal information [...]