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Gov’t To Issue Privacy Protection Certifications

DATA PROTECTION—SOUTH KOREA

October 30, 2013

The Ministry of Security and Public Administration has announced the government will issue certifications to companies “that effectively comply with regulations to enhance personal privacy information,” The Korea Times reports. The National Information Society Agency (NISA) will begin accepting applications at the end of November, and will then assess whether “applicants effectively fulfill their duties stipulated under the Privacy Protection Law.” NISA will assess such factors as privacy protection policies and what businesses and organisations do to prevent leaks of private information. “Companies can gain trust from their customers with the certification program, and customers can find reliable entities more easily,” a ministry official said.
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