On November 23, 2023, the UK government’s National Cyber Security Centre and the Republic of Korea’s National Intelligence Service issued a joint advisory detailing techniques and tactics used by cyber actors linked to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea that are carrying out software supply chain attacks.
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On December 21, 2021, the European Commission announced that it had adopted its adequacy decision on the Republic of Korea. The adequacy decision allows for the free flow of personal data between the EU and Korea, without any further need for authorization or additional transfer tool. The adequacy decision also covers transfers of personal data between public authorities.
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On September 27, 2021, the European Data Protection Board announced that it had adopted an Opinion on the European Commission’s draft adequacy decision for the Republic of Korea. In the Opinion, the EDPB concluded that there are key areas of alignment between the EU and Korean data protection frameworks.
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On July 22-23, 2013, the APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance and the China International Electronic Commerce Center hosted a Workshop in Beijing to discuss personal information protection issues in the APEC region. In addition to delegates from Mainland China, representatives from Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam were in attendance.
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As reported by Kwang Hyun Ryoo and Ji Yeon Park of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC in Korea, on May 24, 2011, the government of South Korea published draft regulations to the Personal Information Protection Act, the Republic’s new omnibus data protection law.

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