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Facebook data leak draws scrutiny from South Korean privacy regulator

By Wooyoung Lee and Jenny Lee
  • 14 Apr 2021 03:47
  • 14 Apr 2021 03:47
Facebook’s recent data leak, that led to scraped data containing 530 million records from Facebook users worldwide, has sparked inquiries in South Korea where the privacy regulator is trying to identify the nature and source of the data leak.

The Personal Information Protection Commission, or PIPC, told MLex the agency is seeking to

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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.

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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