On May 18, 2023, South Korea’s privacy regulator, the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC), released for public consultation a draft decree[1] under the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). The key changes proposed in the draft decree are as follows.


The draft decree seeks to enhance the right under the PIPA of citizens who are data subjects, to determine how their personal data may be processed. This is done by specifying that, where consent is the appropriate basis for processing personal data, such consent must be freely given by each data subject after it has been made explicitly clear to them that they can choose whether or not to consent. This includes ensuring that any personal data processing policy is implemented and disclosed in an easy-to-understand manner.

Where personal data is collected from a third party other than the data subject, the draft decree streamlines the requirement for notification that must be given, to the third-party source, of the details of use of the data subject’s personal data.
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