S. Korea to bolster privacy rights with new law
The South Korean government is stepping up efforts to amend the Personal Information Protection Act with a bill introducing new privacy rights, including the right to data portability.
The Personal Information Protection Commission, South Korea’s data protection watchdog, said that the bill has passed the state council and will be submitted to the National Assembly this month.
The right to data portability will allow South Koreans to send personal information to themselves or their chosen service provider.
The government is trying to prevent certain platform businesses from monopolizing data and promote the expansion of MyData businesses.
The bill also seeks to allow people to request explanations made by fully automated systems like AI on welfare qualifications and credit rating.