According to MLex, on January 6, 2020, the Seoul Eastern District Court found Kim Jin-Hwan, a privacy officer of the South Korean travel agency Hana Tour Service Inc., guilty of negligence in failing to prevent a 2017 data breach that affected over 465,000 customers of the agency and 29,000 Hana Tour employees.
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On January 10, 2017, the European Commission published a communication addressed to the European Parliament and European Council on Exchanging and Protecting Personal Data in a Globalized World. The communication aims to facilitate commercial data flows and to foster law enforcement cooperation.
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On October 27, 2013, the South Korean Ministry of Security and Public Administration indicated that the government will begin issuing certifications to private and public organizations that meet certain Personal Information Protection Act requirements. Organizations may apply for certification starting on November 28, 2013.
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