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What Musk’s Twitter vision means for international regulation; and South Korea’s privacy tsar
29 April 2022 00:00
Elon Musk’s 44-billion-US-dollar bid for social-media platform Twitter has fired up a conversation about freedom of speech, with the flamboyant Tesla boss saying the platform should be politically neutral to allow conversations to flourish. But why unbridled freedom of expression may resonate in the United States, Musk may yet have to temper his laissez-faire ambition when faced with a global mosaic of content-moderation rules — with the European Union’s brand-new regulation just one of the obstacles facing Twitter-unchained. Also on today’s podcast: South Korea’s seismic changes to its privacy legislation and how future tweaks could affect the role — and the powers — of the country’s top privacy official, Yoon Jong-in.
25 April 2022 22:53 by Jakub Krupa, Mike SwiftVowing to open-source the algorithm for the Internet’s often unruly public square, Elon Musk reached a deal today to buy Twitter
25 April 2022 00:47 by Wooyoung Lee, Jenny LeeYoon Jong-in, chairman of the South Korea's new privacy watchdog, describes his experiences building the agency from scratch
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
Jenny Lee Correspondent
Jenny joined MLex’s Seoul bureau in 2021 as a correspondent focusing on competition law and data privacy and security. Jenny received a Master’s degree from Northwestern University’s renowned Medill School of Journalism and worked for a number of news organizations in the US, including the Associated Press Television News, McClatchy and Voice of America, where she worked for almost three years in Washington DC. She returned to her native South Korea in 2019 as a... Read more
Wooyoung Lee Correspondent, Seoul
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... Read more