On November 4, Google said on Thursday that the company is ready to comply with the new law recently passed by South Korea and provide third-party developers with an alternative payment system option in its South Korean Android app store. The South Korean Parliament passed the above-mentioned law at the end of this summer, which requires mobile application store operators to open their platforms to external payment processors and allow users to choose how to pay. Most of this new law came into effect in mid-September.
South Korea’s new law prohibits large app store operators from forcing software developers to use their payment systems. Google’s statement was issued after the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) required it to develop a compliance plan for the new law.
Previously, Google and its competitorsAppleControl the payment system of their respective app stores and charge up to 30% commission for each in-app purchase. Both companies think this is reasonable because they provide users with security and provide developers with a wide range of distribution channels.
Google said in a statement: “We respect the decision of the Korean parliament and we are sharing some changes in response to this new law, including allowing developers selling in-app digital products and services to choose to pay for Korean users in the app store. In addition to methods, add more alternative in-app payment systems.”
Google continued: “In the next few weeks and months, we will share implementation details with developers, including submitting instructions for security and customer service verification, and a set of user experience guidelines so that users can make informed choices. .”
KCC said that Google has proposed plans to allow alternative payment systems to be used at lower fees. However, these regulations only apply to South Korea. KCC also stated that Google plans to implement a new payment policy this year. (Little)