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Tech giants brace against Korea's new antitrust enforcer

Joh Sung-wook worried about power of Google, Facebook and Amazon

Big platform tech companies have become a key political and economic issue in South Korea amid rising concern over their monopoly power. 

SEOUL -- South Korea's incoming competition chief Joh Sung-wook appears to have taken a leaf out of European counterpart Margrethe Vestager's book as she sets her sights on tech giants including Google, Facebook and Amazon.

In her first media appearance since President Moon Jae-in nominated her to lead South Korea's Fair Trade Commission, Joh identified reducing data monopolies and enforcing better protections for customer information as two of her biggest priorities.

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