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APC members in 2017: Jinbonet opposes indiscriminate use of personal information based on big data in Korea
APC members in 2017: Jinbonet opposes indiscriminate use of personal information based on big data in Korea 28 September 2018 Jinbonet

This member story was featured in the 2017 APC Annual Report , as part of our work on rights. Recently, all over the world, including Korea, there seems to be a craze for artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT) and big data. These new technologies use comprehensive data including personal information. Because of this, Korean companies – especially communications, healthcare, and finance enterprises – are demanding deregulation of personal information protection for acti...

APC members in 2016: Civil society filibuster against anti-terror bills in South Korea
APC members in 2016: Civil society filibuster against anti-terror bills in South Korea 26 October 2017 Jinbonet

This member story was featured in the 2016 APC Annual Report, as part of our work on rights. In 2015, the South Korean government and ruling party introduced the Anti-Terror Bill and the Anti-Cyberterror Bill to the National Assembly. These bills had the potential to threaten civil liberties and human rights by giving excessive powers to the Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS) in the name of preventing terrorism. The NIS has often caused controversy through surveillance of civilians an...

Communications surveillance victims in South Korea fight back
Communications surveillance victims in South Korea fight back 20 March 2015 Jinbonet

Surveillance is one of the greatest challenges for civil society organisations trying to advance human rights on the internet, especially because of the lack of transparency and the difficulty in raising awareness among users. In South Korea, victims of communications surveillance have adopted an innovative approach to drawing attention to this issue, by launching a counterattack against state ...

Internet powerhouse, Korea? Shame on its internet policies!
Internet powerhouse, Korea? Shame on its internet policies! 16 June 2008 Jinbonet

The OECD ministerial meeting on “the Future of the Internet Economy” is being held in Seoul, Korea from June 17th to 18th. The Korean government seems to use this meeting as an opportunity to show off its advances of the Internet technology and promote “IT Korea global sales” by hosting the World IT Show and other similar events. However, no one would call a nation a ...

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