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Structure and enforcement of data privacy law in South Korea

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  • Structure and enforcement of data privacy law in South Korea
  • Ko, Haksoo; Leitner, John M.; Kim, Eunsoo; Jung, Jong-Gu
  • Seoul National University


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Title Structure and enforcement of data privacy law in South Korea
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Ko, Haksoo; Leitner, John M.; Kim, Eunsoo; Jung, Jong-Gu

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[Seoul, South Korea] : Seoul National University

Date 2017-01
Pages 37
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Government and Law < Laws and Legislation
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Abstract

South Korea’s data privacy law has evolved rapidly despite a short history of relevant legislation and enforcement. South Korea’s data privacy law has exceedingly stringent consent requirements. In addition to consent, there are many other statutory provisions with onerous requirements, arguably making the overall data privacy law regime one of the strictest in the world. South Korea’s data privacy law, in particular the Personal Information Protection Act, has a similar structure to the EU’s data privacy law. However, the overall legal regime and enforcement mechanisms for data privacy reveal South Korea’s unique characteristics and the weaknesses of its data privacy law. Both the governance regime and the enforcement powers are too fragmented to achieve consistent policy outcomes. Data privacy has gained greater public attention in recent years in South Korea and, perhaps reflecting this phenomenon, relevant laws and regulations have been amended frequently. (The rest omitted)