Korea’s DP regime comes closer to EU GDPR standards

Kwang Bae Park, Hwan Kyoung Ko, Sunghee Chae and Kyung Min Son of Lee & Ko in Korea analyse key amendments to the Personal Information Protection Act.

South Korea’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) is a comprehensive data privacy law that regulates the collection, use, and processing of personal data. On 27 February 2023, the National Assembly of Korea passed a bill proposing significant amendments to the PIPA to facilitate the use of personal data while strengthening the protection of data subjects’ rights and ensuring compatibility and interoperability with the global regulatory landscape. The amendments are set to come into effect on 15 September 2023, with a few exceptions that will come into effect between one and two years from the promulgation date (15 March 2023).

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