Indonesia Antitrust Agency Launches Probe of Google App Payments

JAKARTA—Indonesia’s anti-trust agency (KPPU) said on Thursday it is investigating potential unfair business practices by Google over the use of proprietary payment services for its software distribution platform Google Play Store.
The move follows similar investigations by antitrust regulators globally involving Alphabet Inc’s Google.
“KPPU suspects that Google has conducted an abuse using its dominant position, conditional sales and discriminatory practices in digital application distribution in Indonesia,” it said in a statement.
An initial investigation found that since June 1 Indonesian app developers had been required to use Google’s payment system, which charges a 15 percent to 30 percent fee, the KPPU said….

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