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Constitutional Petition Filed Against Collecting Mobile Phone Data in Handling Itaewon Cluster

Constitutional Petition Filed Against Collecting Mobile Phone Data in Handling Itaewon Cluster

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Civic groups have petitioned the Constitutional Court to declare that the government’s massive collection of mobile phone data for contact tracing to stem the spread of COVID-19 was unconstitutional. The five groups led by two influential civic groups — MINBYUN-Lawyers for a Democracy Society and People’s Solidarity for Participatory [...]

CEO, 4 Execs of GM Korea to Stand Trial for Illegally Hiring Workers on Secondment

CEO, 4 Execs of GM Korea to Stand Trial for Illegally Hiring Workers on Secondment

INCHEON, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The CEO of GM Korea Co. and four other executives at the Korean unit of the American carmaker will stand trial on charges of illegally hiring about 1,700 manufacturing workers on secondment, prosecutors said Tuesday. The district prosecutors’ offices in Incheon and Changwon said five GM Korea executives, including [...]

Chinese Students Indicted for Taking Down ‘Free Hong Kong’ Banners at Yonsei University

Chinese Students Indicted for Taking Down ‘Free Hong Kong’ Banners at Yonsei University

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Chinese students responsible for ripping off banners placed around the Yonsei University campus to promote democracy in Hong Kong have been indicted without detention. The Seoul Western District Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday that eight Chinese students from Yonsei University have been charged with allegations of damaging public property. The [...]

Appellate Court Bans Gov’t from Disclosing Samsung’s Work Environment Report

Appellate Court Bans Gov’t from Disclosing Samsung’s Work Environment Report

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — An appellate court on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s ruling in favor of Samsung Electronics Co.’s bid to ban the government from disclosing sensitive work environment-related information. The Suwon High Court in Suwon, south of Seoul, said Samsung’s work environment measurement report, which lists toxic materials to which company [...]