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Coupang in the firing line as South Korean lawmakers criticize data transfers to China

By Jenny Lee
  • 13 Oct 2021 21:51
  • 13 Oct 2021 21:51
South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang is under siege over concerns that its user data handled by a China-based subsidiary could slip into the hands of Chinese authorities.
The concerns about data leakage were highlighted during a national audit of South Korea’s privacy regulator, during which lawmakers criticized Coupang as one

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Jenny Lee


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 reporter for Wired Korea.

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