Korea’s Ministry of Public Affairs and Security announced a new set of laws on Tuesday in a move to protect private information.
According to the new law, set to go in effect in September, will require some 3-and-a-half million businesses and public institutions to publish their policy for processing private information and prohibit them from using resident registration numbers at their own discretion.
All service providers must now get separate permission to use private information for commercial purposes and report information leaks immediately.
A presidential committee will be set up as well to deliberate on private information laws.
So South Korea is imposing opt-in requirements and mandating data breach notification and …. we still don’t.