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Personal Data Protection Laws

  • The Right to Privacy is constructed as a fundamental right that is protected by the Constitution. It prevents the state from looking into the private life of citizens, and provides for the protection from the state's intervention or prohibition of free conduct of private living. Personal data protection laws of Korea are consisted of Personal Information Protection Act as a general law and several specific sector laws, including Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, ETC and Use and Protection of Credit Information Act.
  • Personal Information Protection Act(General Law) : the purpose of this Act is to prescribe how personal data is processed in order to protect the rights and interests of all citizens and further realize the dignity and value of each individual. The Act aims to protect personal data from unnecessary collection, unauthorized use or disclosure, and abuse.
  • Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, ETC(Special Law) : the purpose of this Act is to promote the utilization of information and communications networks, and protect the personal data of people who use information and communications services.
  • Use and Protection of Credit Information Act(Special Law) : the purpose of this Act is to foster a stable credit information industry, promote the efficient utilization and systematic management of credit information, and protect personal and credit information from misuse and abuse.
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1 Personal Information Protection Act (General Law) File
2 Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, ETC (Special Law) File
3 Use and Protection of Credit Information Act (Special Law) File
4 Act on the Protection, Use, ETC. of Location Information (Special Law) -

Personal Data Protection Policies

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1 Guidelines for De-identification of Personal Data File