This is certainly a toughening of Korea’s framework data protection law. Not only will fines have more bite, but it will be far easier to show a company to be in violation of the act. The amendment even goes so far as to eliminate a provision requiring evidence of deliberate negligence to enforce a revenue-based fine. Businesses will be held liable for a data breach with or without proven fault on their part.
Sean Hayes is co-chair of the Korea Practice Team at IPG Legal. He is the first non-Korean attorney to have worked for the Korean court system (Constitutional Court of Korea) and one of the first non-Koreans to be a regular member of a Korean law faculty. He has, recently, been ranked as one of only two non-Korean attorneys as a Top Attorney working in Korea by AsiaLaw.
- Merit System Protection Board Appeal Lawyers in Korea
- Google Korea Faces New Lawsuit over Data-sharing Concerns: New Technology Company Challenges in Korea
- Korea’s Cyber Defamation Law: Basics of Libel and Slander in Korea
- Weekly Korean Legal News from International Law Firm – IPG Legal
- Korean Intellectual Property Protection Strategies in Korea: Trademark Law Korea
- Korea Legal News for the Week of July 28, 2013
- Sanctions for Illegal Fishing Increased in Korea: Korean Environmental Law
- Korea Legal News for the Week of June 23, 2013
- Korea Legal News for the Week of July 14, 2013
- Korea Legal News for the Week of July 21, 2013