Jun 022011
 June 2, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

As reported by Kwang Hyun Ryoo and Ji Yeon Park of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC in Korea, on May 24, 2011, the government of South Korea published draft regulations to the Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”), the Republic’s new omnibus data protection law.

As we previously reported, PIPA was enacted on March 29, 2011, after past privacy legislation had languished in the Korean Parliament.  The recently published regulations (an Enforcement Decree and Enforcement Regulations) apply to any “handler of personal information” or “data handler,” which is any entity that uses personal information for business purposes.

Read more on Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog.


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