South Korean Anti-Trust Regulator Imposed a Fine of $32 million on Google

South Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) imposed a fine of $32 million on Google LLC (Google) for engaging in anti-competitive practices aimed at competing app hosting platforms. It was alleged that Google prevented game developers from launching their games on rival platforms such as One Store in return for offering its in-app exposure and support in global expansion in order to drive out its rivals. As a result, the market share of One Store fell, while the market share held by Google increased. Therefore, the KFTC imposed fine on Google to ensure fair competition among local players in the market.