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Protection of Personal Information

Unauthorized use of personal information resulting from the development of telecommunications technology causes a serious social problem. As a result, the need for protection of personal information has arisen.

The enterprises inevitably dealing with diverse kinds of personal information should make efforts to prevent or cope with the legal risks arising in the course of dealing with personal information. In this regard, it is necessary to understand relevant laws such as the Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, etc., Use and Protection of Credit Information Act, Act on Real Name Financial Transactions and Guarantee of Secrecy, etc. Also, special cautions are required in dealing with any personal information pursuant to the Personal Information Protection Act, which was recently enacted.

BKL’s Personal Information Protection Practice Group is providing diverse legal service in relation to protection of personal information, based on its experience in dealing with personal information-related compliance cases and dispute resolution experience, in-depth research and understanding about relevant laws or judicial precedents.

The tasks of this Practice Group are as follows:

• Compliance with Laws on Personal Information Protection
We are providing diverse legal advice so that companies can comply with the Personal Information Protection Act, which was newly enacted in 2011, and each industry’s relevant laws on personal information protection. We are also providing relevant service such as providing the present situation of compliance through the analysis of the flow of personal information and analysis of risks, preparation of work manuals for the management of risks identified through analysis, provision of plans for improvement of in-company work process, provision of continuous management service including training for personal information protection, etc.

• Coping with Regulations of Administrative Agencies
We provide diverse consulting service that our clients need when dealing with investigation into the actual condition and diverse administrative measures conducted by relevant administrative agencies under relevant laws such as the Personal Information Protection Act and Communications Network Act, etc. In particular, we provide practical and useful legal service through communication with regulating agencies in connection with the interpretation of relevant laws, implementation of corrective measures, etc.

• Coping with Infringement Accidents
If any infringement accident occurs, we provide our clients with manuals for coping with legal disputes under the Civil or Criminal Act and relevant regulations and provide an accurate and comprehensive legal service by cooperating with our Security Team and relevant security firms. We are also making efforts to achieve best results on behalf of our clients with our broad experience in settling civil or criminal lawsuits.
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