Wooyoung Lee is a correspondent based in MLex’s Seoul office, South Korea, covering antitrust, privacy and data security, mergers and acquisitions and financial services. Wooyoung has more than a decade of experience in journalism, public policy and research. She has worked and written for news outlets including The Korea Herald, Al Jazeera International, Bloomberg BNA, Monocle, among others.
She worked as a foreign service officers for policy and research at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. She holds a BA in Linguistics from Kyunghee University and an MSc from the Sociology department of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Selected Insights by Wooyoung
Recent changes to South Korea's anti-corruption regime that introduce tougher penalties and wire-tapping powers in foreign bribery cases are a welcome move and come in response to OECD recommendations.
TikTok, a video-sharing app service run by ByteDance, is expected to receive a request soon from the South Korean communications regulator for information about how the service handles personal information of South Korean users as part of an ongoing probe into the service's personal-information management, MLex has learned.
The South Korean unit of French medical contrast agent manufacturer Guerbet is being investigated over an alleged refusal to sell the substance to South Korean drug suppliers, MLex has learned.