Monday, September 01, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, August 22 2008] Portals Must Make Voluntary Changes

The Korea Communications Commission came up with a revision of the country’s Act on Promotion of Utilization of Information and Communication Network and Data Protection so that Internet portals will face fines of up to W30 million if they fail to abide by a request from a defamation victim to delete a piece of writing posted on a portal (US$1=W1,055). Also, portals must monitor their own websites so that unlawful information does not float around, while being required to notify individuals whose private information has been exposed in case of hacking or by accident.

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