South Korea makes major amendments to PIPA

The amendments are major revisions to South Korea’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), which was enacted in 2011. They include new rights of data portability and a right to refuse automated decision-making as well as rules for offshore data transfer, PI collection and use by offline businesses, and the granting of expanded rights to the country’s regulator.

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IT’S THE LAW (05/23/2023)

May 23, 2023

Hong Kong and the Philippines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to strengthen privacy rights for citizens of each. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data of Hong Kong (PCPD) and The National Privacy Commission (NPC) of the Philippines have established the alliance to ensure more robust data governance, safeguard data subject rights, and to work together on breach investigations, training and education.

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Children’s Privacy: YouTube algorithms found steering gamers to guns

May 23, 2023

A study by non-profit Tech Transparency Project evaluated videos recommended by YouTube algorithms and found the platform recommended hundreds of videos about guns and gun violence to boys interested in video games. These included videos that showed how to make and enhance weapons or depicted school shootings – all of which are in violation of YouTube’s stated policies about depiction of firearms and violence, and to protect children’s safety.

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