Region: South Korea

Korea hands out record fines to Google and Meta

Korea's privacy regulator has issued a combined 100 billion won (€71.9 million) fine against Google and Meta for tracking users’ behaviour without their consent.

14 September 2022

UK to strike first post-Brexit data flow deal

The UK government has signed an adequacy agreement in principle with Korea, marking the country’s first deal guaranteeing frictionless data flows with another country since leaving the EU.

06 July 2022

EDPB tentatively approves draft Korean adequacy

The EU’s data protection authorities have greenlit the European Commission’s decision to approve data flows to Korea – but called on the commission to provide further clarity.

28 September 2021

Roundup: Asia-Pacific data news from the Christmas break

GDR rounds up key news from the Asia-Pacific region that you might have missed over the holidays.

07 January 2021

Facebook faces Korean criminal charges

Korea’s newly-formed data watchdog has fined Facebook and referred it for criminal prosecution over its alleged practice of sharing personal data without consent.

27 November 2020

Contact-tracing approaches diverge worldwide

As governments and people across the world seek an exit strategy to coronavirus lockdown, contact tracing apps have been touted as a powerful tool – but data privacy concerns have led to differing approaches by health authorities.

06 May 2020

Korea set to reshape data framework

Korea’s parliament has amended the country’s principle data protection laws, loosening protections on personal data processing and centralising regulatory oversight.

30 January 2020

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