South Korea Eyes Safeguards For Personal Data Online

Law360, New York (August 9, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT) -- A South Korean communications watchdog reportedly announced Monday it would crack down on how websites can use subscribers' personal information, following a cyber attack that accessed the data of about 35 million citizens.

To better protect data, the Korea Communications Commission revealed a plan that would cut down on the storage of personal information by website operators and force them to encode the information they do keep, reported The Chosun Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper.

Websites would also be barred under the proposal from demanding resident...
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