KCC Proposes Plan for Online Data Protection
DATA PROTECTION—SOUTH KOREAAugust 9, 2011
In light of a recent breach affecting 35 million citizens, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) has announced a plan that will require website operators to limit the amount of stored personal information of users and to encrypt data that is stored, The Chosun Ilbo reports. Under the proposal, websites would be required to encode information such as telephone numbers and e-mail addresses and provide free security software to companies that cannot afford the required security systems upgrade but would not be able to request resident registration numbers from subscribers. The KCC will have a "detailed action plan" by December, the report states.