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Google, Meta face record fine in South Korea for unlawfully collecting personal data for targeted advertising

By Jenny Lee
  • 14 Sep 2022 10:30
  • 14 Sep 2022 10:30
Google and Meta were slapped with fines totaling 100 billion won (about $71.9 million) by South Korea’s privacy regulator for collecting users’ personal data without their consent for targeted advertising.

The Personal Information Protection Commission, or PIPC, announced today in a statement and a subsequent press briefing that it had reached

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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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