Google plans to allow third party payments systems in S.Korea

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SEOUL, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Alphabet's (GOOGL.O) Google said connected Thursday it plans to let 3rd enactment payments systems successful South Korea successful bid to comply with the country's caller law, which bans large app store operators from forcing bundle developers to usage their payments systems.

Google's announcement comes aft the Korea Communications Commission's (KCC) request for the U.S. tech elephantine to travel up with compliance plans for the caller instrumentality that went into effect successful September. work much

In precocious August, parliament passed an amendment to South Korea's Telecommunications Business Act - dubbed the "anti-Google law" - banning large app store operators from forcing developers to usage their outgo systems, efficaciously stopping them from charging commissions connected in-app purchases.

Most of the caller instrumentality went into effect successful mid-September.

"We respect the determination of the National Assembly, and we are sharing immoderate changes to respond to this caller law, including giving developers that merchantability in-app integer goods and services the enactment to adhd an alternate in-app billing strategy alongside Google Play’s billing strategy for their users successful South Korea," Google said successful a statement.

Google added that alternate billing systems whitethorn not connection the aforesaid protections oregon outgo options and features of Google Play's billing system.

The KCC said Google has projected plans, which let alternate outgo systems astatine little fees. These volition lone beryllium applied to South Korea.

Google plans to instrumentality the caller outgo argumentation this year, the KCC said.

Reporting by Heekyong Yang; Editing by Jacqueline Wong and Richard Pullin

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