SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Government inspections will be improved to focus on preventing labor violations at South Korean businesses by using big data.
The Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) announced comprehensive plans to improve labor inspections on Tuesday, vowing to use big data analysis to extract the list of businesses that require inspection.
Unlike previously when the inspection focused on businesses that had already violated labor restrictions, the new program will seek to prevent violations by inspecting large-sized businesses that are most likely to commit legal violations based on previous inspection data organized by location and type of business.
The government expects that the new policy will allow for a more efficient use of labor inspection.
The MOEL also plans to introduce digital forensics, a scientific inspection method that recovers and analyses digital data from computers, smartphones, and closed-circuit televisions, for the new labor inspection.
Digital Forensics Teams will be established at six regional labor administrations across the country by this year, and two more by 2021.
Analysis software as well as relevant provisions will be implemented to support digital forensics operations.
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