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Train Passengers Who Do Not Wear Masks Will Face Fines Under New Law

Train Passengers Who Do Not Wear Masks Will Face Fines Under New Law

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Train passengers failing to wear masks and comply with quarantine rules against infectious diseases will face monetary penalties under a soon-to-be revised law, the government said Monday. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport made a pre-announcement of the revision of the Railroad Safety Act scheduled to take effect [...]

8 out of 10 S. Koreans Support Heavier Penalty for Passengers Abetting Drunk Driving

8 out of 10 S. Koreans Support Heavier Penalty for Passengers Abetting Drunk Driving

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — About 8 out of every 10 South Koreans support the idea of stronger punishment for passengers who overlook and abet those driving under the influence, a poll showed Thursday. A total of 83.4 percent of 500 people aged 18 or above, surveyed by polling company Realmeter, expressed support for [...]

TikTok Fined in S. Korea over Privacy Issue

TikTok Fined in S. Korea over Privacy Issue

SEOUL, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s telecommunications regulator said Wednesday it fined video sharing platform TikTok Pte Ltd. 186 million won (US$155,000) for mishandling user data amid growing global privacy concerns of the social media service. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) said the social media app popular among teenagers violated local telecommunication laws [...]

Foreign Self-isolation Violators Face Sixfold Increase in Fine

Foreign Self-isolation Violators Face Sixfold Increase in Fine

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is set to enforce a maximum sixfold increase in the monetary penalty for foreign violators of the mandatory self-isolation rule, as part of its reinforced coronavirus-fighting measures, the Ministry of Justice said Monday. Under the quarantine measures that took effect in early April, all entrants from overseas [...]

Excessive Cancellation Fee of Wedding Halls Now Ruled Illegal

Excessive Cancellation Fee of Wedding Halls Now Ruled Illegal

SEOUL, Korea, May 1, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – Wedding halls will now have to break away from the widespread practice of “exploiting” the deposit money even when couples cancel their bookings months before their wedding day. Furthermore, wedding halls are now banned from charging excessive cancellation fees when newlyweds call off the reservation close to the wedding [...]