South Korea hopes to promote better data protection by creating a “personal information protection certification program” for public and private organizations. The South Korean Ministry of Security and Public Administration recently announced that a government seal of approval will be given to entities that comply with certain privacy protection measures. The program is set to launch on November 28. The Korean initiative goes farther than what the Obama Administration has proposed with its cybersecurity “framework,” as the program actually involves concrete standards for companies to meet, and has regular evaluations by a government agency.
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South Korea creates seal of approval for privacy protection
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