Apr 282021
 April 28, 2021  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Non-U.S.

Yonhap News reports:

South Korea’s data protection watchdog on Wednesday imposed a hefty monetary penalty on a startup for leaking a massive amount of personal information in the process of developing and commercializing a controversial female chatbot.

The Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) said Scatter Lab, a Seoul-based startup, was ordered to pay 103.3 million won (US$92,900) in penalties — a penalty surcharge of 55.5 million won and an administrative fine of 47.8 million won — for illegally using personal information of its clients in the development and operation of its artificial intelligence-driven chatbot service called “Lee Luda.”

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