Contributed By Yoon & Yang LLC (Seoul - HQ)
In Korea, the Personal Information Protection Act serves as the framework act in relation to data privacy. As such, unless otherwise regulated through separate legislations, data privacy and personal information are governed by the Personal Information Protection Act.
In this regard, the “Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, etc” takes precedence over other laws with regard to personal information processed between a telecommunication business operator and its users (ie customers). Further, the Credit Information Use and Protection Act takes precedence over other laws regarding matters on an individual’s credit information. Personal information processed between the employer and its employees are governed by the Personal Information Protection Act.