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Legal shortcomings in privacy protection for data used for Covid-19 contact tracing cited in South Korea

By Wooyoung Lee
  • 04 May 2020 02:38
  • 04 May 2020 02:38
South Korea is grappling with legal loopholes that put at risk the personal data of individuals captured by contact-tracing apps and other online sites, as the government continues to deal with the outbreak of Covid-19.
The government has now asked contact-tracing apps, portal websites, government websites and individual social media

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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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