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Bill Proposed for Wider Use of Personal Data Protected by Aliases

Bill Proposed for Wider Use of Personal Data Protected by Aliases

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Lawmakers have submitted a bill that would allow broader access to private information, on the condition that the data is tightly veiled under pseudonyms, parliamentary officials said Tuesday. Signed on by 10 legislators, the bill proposes allowing data holders to release personal information for use other than intended purposes [...]

Supreme Court Orders Reconsideration of FTC’s US$243 mln Penalty Ruling on Qualcomm

Supreme Court Orders Reconsideration of FTC’s US$243 mln Penalty Ruling on Qualcomm

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Supreme Court has found that a 2009 penalty decision by the state antitrust watchdog against U.S. Qualcomm Inc. was not completely lawful, sending the case back to a lower court for reconsideration, court officials said Monday. The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) fined the global chipmaker 273.2 billion [...]

Court Rules 1+1 Promotions are Not ‘False Advertising’ if the Product is Cheaper than the Original Price

Court Rules 1+1 Promotions are Not ‘False Advertising’ if the Product is Cheaper than the Original Price

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean court has ruled that 1+1 purchasing events cannot be seen as ‘exaggerated advertisements’ if the price of the product is cheaper during the event. Seoul High Court, in a case filed by hypermarket chain operators Homeplus Co. and Homeplus Stores Co. against the Fair Trade Commission [...]

Civic Group Files Criminal Petition Against McDonald’s over Suspected Cover-up

Civic Group Files Criminal Petition Against McDonald’s over Suspected Cover-up

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean civic group on Wednesday filed a petition against the local unit of McDonald’s with the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office, demanding criminal punishment for the American fast food chain on suspicion of covering up contaminated food supplies. The group, named Political Mamas, held a news conference [...]

‘Me Too’ Prosecutor Says Justice Prevailed with Conviction of Her Perpetrator

‘Me Too’ Prosecutor Says Justice Prevailed with Conviction of Her Perpetrator

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Seo Ji-hyeon, a public prosecutor who ignited a nationwide “Me Too” movement last year with her disclosure of sexual misconduct by a former senior prosecutor, said Thursday the conviction of her abuser showed that justice prevails without fail. Seo said in a news conference in Seoul that the court’s [...]