SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The government is stepping up to amend legislation to better protect people’s privacy as COVID-19 continues to speed up digitalization.
The Personal Information Protection Commission, a South Korea’s data protection watchdog, said Tuesday that a new bill that amends the Personal Information Protection Act has passed the state council and will be submitted to the National Assembly this month.
The new bill introduces new privacy rights, including the right to data portability, to bolster the rights of the people.
The introduction of the right to data portability will allow people to send personal information to themselves or to the service provider of their choice.
The government expects that this provision will help prevent certain platform businesses from monopolizing data and promote the expansion of MyData businesses.
The bill will also allow people to request explanations for important decisions made by fully automated systems like AI on credit rating and welfare qualifications.
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