Local data protection representative – the South Korea version.

“South Korea updated its Act on the Promotion of IT Network Use and Information Protection (Network Act) in December 2018. Starting March 19, the law will require digital communications providers who deal with South Korean data but who have no physical presence in the country to establish a domestic representative to deal with data protection issues.” – Bloomberg reports.

South Korea is also introducing proposed amendments to its Personal Information Protection Act. These steps are part of South Korea’s bid to secure an adequacy declaration from EU that would allow for easier transfers of information from the EU to South Korea. Japan was recently granted such adequacy status by the EU.

Details from Bloomberg.