Region: South Korea

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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