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Title Integrated Personal Information Protection Commission is officially launched
Date 2020-08-21 Hits 1033
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Nine years after the enactment of the Personal Information Protection Act, an integrated supervisory authority has finally been created.

-The Integrated Personal Information Protection Commission is officially launched with the full implementation of the Three data protection laws.

The Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) announced that the integrated PIPC will be officially launched on August 5, 2020, nine years after the enactment of the Personal Information Protection Act(PIPA) in 2011. With the implementation of the Three data protection laws (PIPA, Information and Communication Network Act, and Credit Information Act), which were amended in February, the functions of personal information protection which had been distributed to various ministries such as the Ministry of Interior and Safety, the Korea Communications Commission, and the Financial Services Commission, will be integrated into the PIPC. The PIPC, which was a consensus-based administrative agency under the jurisdiction of the President of the Republic of Korea, has been upgraded to a ministerial-level central administrative agency under the prime minister who has the authority to conduct independent organization, personnel, and budget affairs, and is exclusively responsible for the function of personal information protection.


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