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ChatGPT maker OpenAI is facing a financial penalty for failing to report a data leakage of South Korean users to the country’s privacy regulator in 24 hours. In a press release on Thursday, the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) stated that they held the 13th plenary meeting on July 26 and decided to impose a […]

By Kuksung Nam, The Readable Jul. 14, 2023 8:24PM GMT+9 The national electricity distributor mistakenly sent out almost 50,000 emails with users’ personal information to the wrong people more than three months ago. According to the South Korean lawmaker Kim Sung-won on Friday, the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) planned to distribute 5,990,000 emails as […]

The South Korean government announced on Thursday that its state-operated employment platform was hit by a cyberattack, exposing 230,000 users’ private data. In a press release, the Korea Employment Information Service (KEIS) stated that they discovered 236,572 cases of unauthorized access in the national employment platform, Work-Net. The break in was conducted by 28 different […]

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ChatGPT maker OpenAI is facing a financial penalty for failing to report a data leakage of South Korean users to the country’s privacy regulator in 24 hours. In a press release on Thursday, the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) stated that they held the 13th plenary meeting on July 26 and decided to impose a […]

By Kuksung Nam, The Readable Jul. 14, 2023 8:24PM GMT+9 The national electricity distributor mistakenly sent out almost 50,000 emails with users’ personal information to the wrong people more than three months ago. According to the South Korean lawmaker Kim Sung-won on Friday, the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) planned to distribute 5,990,000 emails as […]

The South Korean government announced on Thursday that its state-operated employment platform was hit by a cyberattack, exposing 230,000 users’ private data. In a press release, the Korea Employment Information Service (KEIS) stated that they discovered 236,572 cases of unauthorized access in the national employment platform, Work-Net. The break in was conducted by 28 different […]

South Korean consumers will soon know just by looking at the label of a product whether it was built to effectively protect data. In a press release on Tuesday, the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) stated that they are planning to issue a new certificate as a pilot program to give people more power over […]

South Korean teenagers successfully deleted nearly 750 posts which contained their personal information with the help of the country’s privacy agency. In a press release on Sunday, the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) stated that it received almost 3,500 requests from children over the last two months as part of a pilot program aimed at […]

The South Korean privacy watchdog agency has imposed a fine of almost 900 million won (around $675,000) on Samsung Electronics on Wednesday for a series of information leaks that happened from 2020 to 2021. In a press release, the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) stated that they held the 11th plenary session and decided to […]

The parents of one of the victims who died in a crowd surge that killed more than 150 people during Halloween festivities last year sued Apple, requesting that the company unlock their dead son’s iPhone so that they could uncover the true cause of his death. According to the Ho law firm, which represents the […]

By Kuksung Nam, The ReadableJun. 23, 2023 7:53PM GMT+9 Updated Jul. 24, 2023 9:15PM GMT+9 South Korea’s top digital policy official shared his visions on rapidly developing artificial intelligence on Friday, saying that the latest technologies should harmonize with the protection of personal information. “During the process of using AI and collecting data for its […]

Two public officials who made a list of single women employees at their organization lost an appeal, retaining the original judgement of the court which sentenced them to two and three years’ probation respectively. The defendants allegedly crafted this list to “entertain” a male official who was working as a secretary under the office of […]

The South Korean marines allegedly uploaded private information of 800 female personnel onto the government’s internal network and replaced the data after soldiers protested for it to be removed, according to the Marine Corps on Friday. The Marine Corps stated that the sexual distress prevention and response center sent an official document to the Command […]

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