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South Korea: PIPC issues fines and recommendations to seven business owners amounting to KRW 17M

The Personal Information Protection Committee ('PIPC') issued, on 28 July 2021, corrective actions and fines to seven business operators for violations such as failure to disclose entrusted work, collecting information without a legal basis, and failure to comply with the duty to destroy personal information. In particular, the PIPC clarified that the fines amount to KRW 3 million (approx. €2,200) for four of the operators and KRW 5 million (approx. €3,600) for another operator for collecting video information without consent. Additionally, the PIPC issued recommendations to a middle school that was collecting resident registration numbers without a legal basis, and to a convenience store that would process personal information without consent. 

You can read the press release, only available in Korean, here