South Korean Court Imposes Personal Liability on Privacy Officer for Data Breach

January 9, 2020

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​”The privacy officer was accused of violating South Korea’s Personal Information Protection Act and the Network Act, which require the person responsible for the management of personal data to take necessary “technological and managerial measures” to prevent data breaches and to notify the Korea Communication Commission of any data breach incidents within 24 hours.

The Court imposed a penalty of 10 million South Korean Won (₩) against the privacy officer, which is roughly equivalent to $8,500. This is in addition to separate fines of ₩327,250,000 (around $280,000) imposed against the company by the Ministry of Interior and Safety.”

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