On July 30, 2013, the Korean Ministry of Security and Public Administration (MOSPA) announced several amendments to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) concerning collection and use of ‘Resident Registration Numbers’ (RRNs) – Korea’s national identification numbers. The PIPA is a general legal framework for personal information protection and is complemented by several sector-specific laws.

According to the MOSPA’s press statement, the following amendments will come into force in August 2014:


Continue Reading Korea Strengthens Protection for ‘Resident Registration Numbers’ (RRNs): Leaks May Face a Fine of up to 0.5 Billion Korean Won

On July 30, 2013, the Korean Ministry of Security and Public Administration (MOSPA) announced several amendments to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) concerning collection and use of ‘Resident Registration Numbers’ (RRNs) – Korea’s national identification numbers. The PIPA is a general legal framework for personal information protection and is complemented by several sector-specific laws.

According to the MOSPA’s press statement, the following amendments will come into force in August 2014:


Continue Reading Korea Strengthens Protection for ‘Resident Registration Numbers’ (RRNs): Leaks May Face a Fine of up to 0.5 Billion Korean Won