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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 [...]

Foreign IT Firms to Designate Proxy in Charge of Personal Data

Foreign IT Firms to Designate Proxy in Charge of Personal Data

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will mandate that foreign IT companies designate an official in charge of managing personal information, sources said Friday. According to the industry sources, a relevant law was passed through a regular session of the National Assembly a day earlier that makes it mandatory for companies without addresses [...]

Consumer Council Requests OECD Investigation into Personal Data Trade by Homeplus

Consumer Council Requests OECD Investigation into Personal Data Trade by Homeplus

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea National Council of Consumer Organizations has sent a letter of inquiry to the OECD to investigate Tesco-owned supermarket Homeplus over allegations that the company sold customers’ private information to insurance firms, according to a statement on March 23. The council claimed that Homeplus and its parent company Tesco [...]