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
[In-House Community_안찬식·신채은 변호사] Responding quickly to personal information breaches 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
[THE KOREA TIMES_손가람 변호사] International trends in personal information control
By Shon Ga-ram In May 2017, Baidu announced its policy that only users with real-name accounts could use its services. This decision by Baidu, one of China's largest portal websites, has become a big topic for discussion. In fact, the company took this action to comply with the Chinese Network Security Act (NSA), enforced from… Continue reading [THE KOREA TIMES_손가람 변호사] International trends in personal information control
[THE KOREA TIMES_손가람 변호사] Many differences between Korean, EU data protection laws
By Shon Ga-ram The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018. The purpose of this law is to regulate the storage, processing and transfer of the personal data of individuals living in the EU, but it also affects companies outside the EU who have anything to do… Continue reading [THE KOREA TIMES_손가람 변호사] Many differences between Korean, EU data protection laws
GDPR impact on Korea — panel discussion_안찬식 변호사
GDPR impact on Korea — panel discussion Jun 25, 2018 Google Campus Seoul Chan Sik Ahn [left] explained the differences between GDPR and PIPA (Private Information Protection Act, the Korean regulation equivalent, launched in 2011) and the disruptive technological changes in the legal world. Brian Chun [right] reflected on his experiences at Hanwha Techwin, being vocal about the urgency to start a… Continue reading GDPR impact on Korea — panel discussion_안찬식 변호사
[THE KOREA TIMES_손가람 변호사] What’s all this about General Data Protection Regulations?
By Shon Ga-ram Recently, there has been a controversy about Facebook users' personal information being leaked. Although it has not been decided whether Facebook was neglectful, Facebook suffered discredit for failing to act responsibly to protect the personal data of its users. The data, it has been suggested, was used to sway opinions in the… Continue reading [THE KOREA TIMES_손가람 변호사] What’s all this about General Data Protection Regulations?