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Facebook appeals privacy sanction by South Korean regulator, faces criminal probe by police

By Wooyoung Lee
  • 11 Mar 2021 01:33
  • 11 Mar 2021 01:33
Facebook has appealed the fine imposed by the South Korean privacy regulator for illegally sharing the data of South Koran users to third-party applications, and is also facing a criminal investigation by the South Korean police following a referral by the privacy regulator which accuses the social media giant of interfering with

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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.

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