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Law on Information Technology and E-commerce in Korea

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News Legislation Organisations

Electronic Signatures

  • Electronic Signature Act (February 5, 1999; amended by Act No. 6360 on Jan. 16, 2001 and by Act No. 6585 on Dec. 31, 2001)


Data Protection

  • Act on Protection of Personal Information Maintained by Public Agencies (1994)
  • Use and Protection of Credit Information Act (1995)
  • Act on Disclosure of Information by Public Agencies (1996)
  • Act on Real Name Financial Transactions and Guarantee of Secrecy (December 31, 1997)


Domain Names

  • Unfair Competition Prevention and Trade Secret Protection Act (UCPA), last amendments to include cybersquatting provisions and entered into force July 21, 2004
  • New Internet Address Ressource Act, entered into force 30 July, 2004.


Information & Communications Network


Intellectual Property

Management of Knowledge Information Resources

  • Act on Management of Knowledge Information Resources (January 28, 2000)

Protection of Communications


  • Copyright Act, last amendments entered into force on July 1, 2003


  • Electronic Government Act
  • Act on the management of Records by Public Agencies



Data Protection

  • Current issues and developments of information protection in Republic of Korea, Prof. J. Park, Korea University, Regional Expert Conference on Harmonized Development of Legal and Regulatory Systems for E-Commerce, 7-9 July, 2004, Bangkok (pdf, 25 slides)

  • Current issues and developments of privacy protection in the Republic of Korea, in: United Nations, Harmonized Development of Legal and Regulatory Systems for E-commerce in Asia and the Pacific: Current Challenges and Capacity Building Needs, Studies in Trade and Investment No. 54, 2004, by Prof. J. Park, Korea University (pdf, 10 pages)

  • Personal Information Protection in Korea, November 2002, Secretariat of Personal Information Dispute Mediation Committee, KISA, via Bakercyberlawcentre (word, 53 pages) , Annex 2: Act on the Protection of Personal Information Maintained by Public Agencies

  • Lee In-Ho, Trends in the Korean Data Protection Legislation," Road to the Information Society, November 1999

  • Kim Il-Hwan, A Study on the Data Protection Act, Public Law 26 (2): June 1998 

Internet & E-Commerce:

  • Korea`s E-Commerce: Present and Future, Kim Sang-Bae, Asia-Pacific Review, Vol. 8, No. 1 2001, (pdf, 11 pages)

  • Experiments with Cyberlaws in Korea, C.-M. Chung, 2000 html

  • Electronic Commerce Law in Korea, K.-H. Sohn, Aram International Law Offices, 2000, (pdf, 7 slides)

  • APEC E-Com Legal Guide Republic of Korea, J. Smith, Baker & McKenzie, Hong Kong, last updat (html)

  • Jihn U. Rhi, Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce, 1 Journal of Korea Information Law 191, 216 (1997)

  • Kyong Han Sohn, Legal Problems in Electronic Commerce, in Miscellaneous Problems on EDI and Electronic Commerce 20 (Korea Electronic Commerce Association ed. 1997)


  • Anti-spam law enforcement in Korea - K. Kim, Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC), Republic of Korea, 8 July 2004 (13 pdf-slides)

  • Sungman Kim, Korea Fair Trade Commission, Korea - Potential Solutions to Spam - Korean Government Perspective, 2003 (10 pdf-slides)


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