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Vision

Safe personal information protection makes Korea a reliable data powerhouse

Strategy

(more Secure) Solid protection of personal information

(more Handy) Safe use of personal information while increasing its value

(more Robust) Fair balance between protection and use

Mission

Solid protection of personal information

1. Reinforce data subjects' rights and promote people's privacy literacy

2. Make a business ecosystem of self-protection

3. Advance the mechanism of personal information protection in public sectors


Safe use of personal information while increasing its value

4. Support the safe use of personal information

5. Safeguard personal information in the digital transformation environment

6. Create a safe environment for personal information through technological developments


Fair balance between protection and use

7. Reduce people's concerns about personal information infringement

8. Build national governance for personal information protection

9. Lead the world in the field of personal information protection and use

10. Reinforce the Personal Information Protection Commission's leadership

Functions

Functions

The Personal Information Protection Commission conducts duties on improving laws and regulations, establishing and implementing policies, systems and plans, investigating of rights violations, handling complaints, mediating disputes, exchanging and cooperating with international organizations and data protection authorities, conducting research, providing education, promoting laws and policies, supporting and disseminating technology development, and fostering professionals related to personal information protection(Article 7-8 of the Personal Information Protection Act).


Deliberation and Resolutions

The Personal Information Protection Commission conducts the Assessment of data breach incident factors (Article 8-2), the Master plan for Personal Information Protection (Article 9), the Implementation Plan (Article 10), the Limitation to out of purpose use and provision of Personal information (Article 18-2-5), the Privacy impact assessment (Article 33-3), the Imposition of administrative surcharges for the processing of pseudonymized information (Article 28-6, 34-2, 39-15), the Suggestions and recommendations for improvements (Article 61), the Corrective measures, etc. (Article 64), the Criminal complaint and recommendation for disciplinary action (Article 65), the Disclosure of results (Article 66) the Administrative fines (Article 75), and the Matters subject to deliberation and resolution by the Personal Information Protection Commission (Article 7-9).