Korea’s amended information protection laws will enter into force on 5th August

On 9 January 2020, amendments to South Korea’s three major data privacy laws:

  • the Personal Information Protection Act;
  • the Act on the Promotion of Information and the Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection; and
  • the Credit Information Use and Protection Act

were passed at a plenary session of the National Assembly of Korea.

On 4 February these three amendments bills were promulgated and will enter into force on 5 August 2020.

Kwang Bae Park of Lee & Ko in South Korea will explain the changes to the three main privacy laws in Korea and what they mean for business in this month’s 33rd Anniversary edition of Privacy Laws & Business International Report.