Bloomberg Law
Feb. 22, 2019, 4:39 PM

South Korea Privacy Law Changes May Help EU Data Transfer Talks

Daniel R. Stoller
Daniel R. Stoller
Senior Legal Editor

South Korea is changing its data privacy laws in a bid to secure an agreement with the EU to let South Korean digital communications providers move data out of the bloc.

South Korea updated its Act on the Promotion of IT Network Use and Information Protection (Network Act) in December 2018. Starting March 19, the law will require digital communications providers who deal with South Korean data but who have no physical presence in the country to establish a domestic representative to deal with data protection issues.

The EU and South Korea are in talks over whether the Asian nation ...

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