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Implementation of “Guidelines for Personal Information Protection for Smartphone Apps”

South Korea - August 17 2015 The Korea Communications Commission announced its "Guidelines for Personal Information Protection for Smartphone Apps" (hereinafter the "Guidelines")…

Kenneth T. Kim, Kwang-Wook Lee, Song Ryu

Centralized jurisdiction over intellectual property disputes

South Korea - November 19 2015 On November 12, 2015, the National Assembly voted for the proposed amendments to the Civil Procedure Act and the Court Organization Act…

Dong Oh Hong, Wonil Kim, Jeong Gyu Kim, Kwang-Wook Lee

Amendment and implementation of the Use and Protection of Credit Information Act and its subordinate regulations

South Korea - September 25 2015 The Use and Protection of Credit Information Act (the “Credit Information Protection Act”) and its subordinate regulations, i.e., accompanying…

Kenneth T. Kim, Kwang-Wook Lee, Ju Yong Lee, Myung Soo Lee

The Ministry of the Interior and the Korea Communications Commission Issued a "Privacy Guide for Access Rights of Smartphone Apps"

South Korea - April 11 2017 Increasing concerns are being raised as to privacy issues involved in recent cases where some smartphone app service providers have accessed and…

Kwang-Wook Lee, Soongki Yi

The National Assembly Passed an Amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act Prescribing the Format of Personal Information Consent Form

South Korea - April 14 2017 On March 30, 2017, an amendment (the "Amendment") to the Personal Information Act ("PIPA") was passed at the Plenary session of the National Assembly…

Kwang-Wook Lee, Soongki Yi