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Top Hana Tour privacy officer guilty of negligence in data breaches, South Korean court finds

By Wooyoung Lee
  • 05 Jan 2020 23:00
  • 19 Jun 2020 01:33

A top privacy officer of South Korean travel agency Hana Tour has been found guilty by a Seoul court of negligence that led to the massive data breaches in 2017.

The Seoul Eastern District Court today ruled that Kim Jin-hwan, who was responsible for the protection of private information of customers, should pay

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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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