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South Korea has a general law and several special laws that cover data protection and individuals' privacy. South Korea's data protection regime is considered one of the strictest data protection regimes owing to its notification requirements, opt-in consent, extensive data subject rights, mandatory data breach notifications, and heavy sanctions in case of non-compliance. South Korea's comprehensive central data protection law is the Personal Information Protection Act 2011 (as amended in 2020) (the "PIPA") that regulates the collection and processing of personal information. The 2020 amendment to PIPA has made the Personal Information Protection Commission ( the "PIPC"), the central administrative agency that enforces the PIPA and imposes administrative fines, sanctions, and corrective orders.
The PIPA applies to South Korean companies and companies established abroad that process personal information in South Korea.
SECURITI.ai enables organizations to comply with the South Korean PIPA regulations through AI-driven PI data discovery, DSR automation, documented accountability, enhanced visibility into data processing activities and AI-driven process automation.
See how our comprehensive PrivacyOps platform helps you comply with various sections of PIPA
Create customized web forms according to your brand image with the DSR request format and accept verified data subject rights requests. Automate the initiation of fulfillment workflows when verified requests are received.
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Data subjects need to be notified about their data privacy rights and organizations are required to simplify the initiation of verified DSR requests. The automation of the delivery and generation of secure data access reports will greatly reduce the risk of compliance violations and reduce the workforce required to comply with all the requests.
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Disclosure of information to the data subjects within a limited time frame of receiving a verifiable data request is a must for any organization looking to comply. This will be free of charge, and delivered through a secure, centralized portal.
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With the help of automated data subject verification workflows across all appearances of a subject’s personal data you can seamlessly fulfill all data rectification requests.
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Fulfill data subject’s’ erasure requests, swiftly, through automated and flexible workflows.
Create a framework for restriction and objection of processing handling based on business requirements, with collaborative workflows.
Keep track of risks involved by continuously scanning and monitoring data against non-compliance to subject rights, security controls or data residency.
Discover personal information stored across all your internal and external systems within the organization and link them back to a unique data subject. Also visualize personal data sprawl and identify compliance risks.
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Automatically scan the web properties within your organization, categorizing tags and cookies. Also build customizable cookie banners, collect consent and provide a preference center.
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Track consent revocation of data subjects to prevent the transfer or processing of data without their consent. Seamlessly demonstrate consent compliance to regulators and data subjects.
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With the help of our multi-regulation, collaborative, readiness and priacy impact assessment system you can gauge your organization's posture against PIPA requirements, identify the gaps and address the risks. Seamlessly being able to expand assessment capabilities across your vendor ecosystem to maintain compliance against PIPA requirements.
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Track data flows in your organizations, trace this data, catalog, transfer and document business process flows internally and to service providers or third parties.
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Keep track of privacy and security readiness for all your service providers from a single interface. Collaborate instantly with vendors, automate data requests and deletions and manage all vendor contracts and compliance documents.
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Automates compliance actions and breach notifications to concerned stakeholders in relation to security incidents by leveraging a knowledge database on security incident diagnosis and response.
Data subjects have the right to know whether an entity has collected data about them, what data has been collected about them,how that data is being processed and with whom it has been shared with.
Under the PIPA, data subjects have the right to be informed of the processing of their personal information.
The data subjects have the right to determine whether or not to consent and the scope of consent regarding the processing of their personal information.
Data subjects have the right to suspend the processing of, and to request correction, deletion, and destruction of their personal information.
Data subjects have the right to appropriate redress for any damage arising out of the processing of their personal information through a prompt and fair procedure.
Data subjects have the right to confirm whether or not personal information is being processed and to request access (including the copies of their personal information).
The latest amendements to PIPA came into force on 05 Auguest 2020.
Some parts of PIPA also apply to online service providers.
The latest amendment to PIPA has introduced the concept of ‘pseudonymised data’ for the feasibility of data economy.
Under the PIPA, all data handlers must appoint a chief privacy officer.
Cookies, IP information, etc. are also regulated by the PIPA as personal information.
Breach of a corrective order issued by the PIPC can lead to an administrative fine of not more than KRW 30 million.