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Cybersecurity News that Matters

South Korea’s online certification website inadvertently exposed the private information of over 1,200 individuals by issuing incorrect documents to users. On Sunday, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety (MOIS) reported that the GOV.KR website, which provides document issuance services to citizens, mistakenly issued 646 educational certificates on April 1. This error led to the […]

The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on Wednesday that using people’s fingerprints for crime investigation does not violate the privacy rights of South Korean citizens. In a press release, the Constitutional Court announced its decision to dismiss four appeals challenging the Citizen Registration Act, which occurred on April 25. One of these cases involved […]

South Korea’s Constitutional Court has upheld the government’s decision to collect personal information during the COVID-19 pandemic, ruling that it does not violate citizens’ privacy rights. On April 25, the Constitutional Court revealed that the judges unanimously rejected an appeal filed against the Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act. The appeal argued that the law […]

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South Korea’s online certification website inadvertently exposed the private information of over 1,200 individuals by issuing incorrect documents to users. On Sunday, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety (MOIS) reported that the GOV.KR website, which provides document issuance services to citizens, mistakenly issued 646 educational certificates on April 1. This error led to the […]

The Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled on Wednesday that using people’s fingerprints for crime investigation does not violate the privacy rights of South Korean citizens. In a press release, the Constitutional Court announced its decision to dismiss four appeals challenging the Citizen Registration Act, which occurred on April 25. One of these cases involved […]

South Korea’s Constitutional Court has upheld the government’s decision to collect personal information during the COVID-19 pandemic, ruling that it does not violate citizens’ privacy rights. On April 25, the Constitutional Court revealed that the judges unanimously rejected an appeal filed against the Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act. The appeal argued that the law […]

The South Korean government has granted approval to a home security camera as the country’s first privacy-friendly digital device, heralding the introduction of a new privacy-centered certification into the country’s market. On April 21, the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) and the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) announced that they had issued the first […]

The South Korean government has urged major Chinese online marketplaces to comply with the nation’s privacy laws. On Thursday, officials from the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) and the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) met in Beijing with representatives from the Internet Society of China (ISC). The ISC, a prominent internet industry group composed […]

On Tuesday, South Korean police began investigating two minors accused of creating and circulating inappropriate content featuring their classmates and teachers. The investigation is focused on determining whether the students used artificial intelligence technology to generate the inappropriate images. The Ulsan Metropolitan Police have reported that the minors are accused of manipulating the facial images […]

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A decade-long legal battle involving a data breach that affected the majority of the South Korean population concluded last week. The court confirmed a compensation award of $48 million to a credit card company. The Supreme Court of Korea has rejected the appeal of the defense and ordered the company to pay 62.3 billion won […]

European Union lawmakers officially approved legislation governing artificial intelligence technologies on Wednesday, marking the initiation of the world’s first comprehensive set of rules for the AI sector within the EU market. The European Parliament declared that the AI Act received overwhelming support, with 523 members voting in favor of the new regulations. Meanwhile, 46 members opposed […]

Updated Mar. 11, 2024 9:03PM GMT+9 On March 5, the Japanese government directed LY Corporation (Line Yahoo) to sever ties with South Korea’s Naver Cloud Corporation. This decision comes in the wake of a data breach incident. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) pointed to LY’s excessive reliance on Naver Cloud as the […]

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