One thing that may surprise many global operators of location-based businesses, for example any phone app that uses a person’s GPS data, when doing business in South Korea is that there is an obligatory permit and reporting system. In Korea, strict control on the dissemination of and access to personal information is already a well-known… Continue reading [In-House Community_안찬식·최선민 변호사] Impact of permit and reporting system on location information business in South Korea
By Chan Sik Ahn and Chae Eun Shin of HMP Law You will remember that Facebook was recently fined USD5 billion for privacy breaches that affected 50 million users. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission recently announced the settlement it had reached with the company because of its loss of control over personal data belonging to its users.… Continue reading [In-House Community_안찬식·신채은 변호사] Responding quickly to personal information breaches in South Korea
By Yang Sung-ho 'Boramtube', which has 17 million subscribers on YouTube, is a hot topic these days. The six-year-old creator's advertising revenue is comparable to MBC, one of the top three Korean broadcast networks. The development of broadband internet and cheap video camera enabled anyone to produce their own show for broadcast, and the emergence… Continue reading [The Korea Times_양성호 변호사] Is it copyright Infringement if you introduce a movie on YouTube?
By Lee Dong-jin Since Moon Jae-in was elected President in 2017, the ruling Democratic Party of Korea and the Ministry of Employment and Labor have enacted and amended many labor laws. Accordingly, a lot of labor issues have arisen in various industries, and their biggest impact was felt by the computer game industry. "Crunch mode"… Continue reading [THE KOREA TIMES_이동진 변호사] ‘Crunch mode’ for overtime in games industry
By Choi Sun-min Once there was a boy who learned that there was a dragon living in his house. He told his mother, "Mom, there's a dragon in the house!" But his mother told him "Son, there's no such thing as dragons." Little by little the dragon got bigger and bigger until it took… Continue reading [The Korea Times_최선민 변호사] There is such a thing as Bitcoin
HMP Law doesn’t have a single office outside of Korea and has no plan to open one soon. Park Kyun-je, the law firm’s managing partner, wasted no time in making that clear, as well as the point that it’s difficult for HMP Law to hire as many lawyers as the top five, six or even… Continue reading [KOREA JOONGANG DAILY_박균제 대표변호사] One Korean law firm internationalizes from home
신산업 규제혁신, IT 관련 업무를 하다 보면 스타트업 회사들을 많이 만난다. 이러한 회사들로 자주 받는 질문 중의 하나는 임원은 근로자에 해당하지 않으니 바로 해임해도 되는 것인지에 관한 질문이다. 임원이면 근로자가 아니라고 생각하는 것이 일반적이지만, 이 문제는 생각보다 간단하지 않다. 임원은 회사 내에서 사용자의 지위와 근로자의 지위를 중첩적으로 갖는 경우가 많다. 업무 수행에 있어 통상의 근로자보다… Continue reading [머니투데이 theL] 임원이면 언제든 바로 해고해도 무방할까
By Lim Ho-san One of my clients is a software development start-up that is jumping on the bandwagon of the deep learning Smart Factory system. In the course of developing an automatic system to analyze the progress of shipbuilding for a leading Korean shipbuilder, a system that applies deep-learning mechanisms, the company designed an analysis… Continue reading [THE KOREA TIMES_ 임호산 변호사] Smart factories and pending Personal Video Information Protection Act