Tag Archives: South Korea

South Korean Data Localization: Shaped by Conflict

The rapid growth of digital data stores and the increasing vulnerability in intellectual property challenges governments around the world to find ways to protect and regulate the flow and storage of data. Multiple countries, including the Republic of Korea (ROK), have enacted domestic data localization laws to limit the movement of data to specific jurisdictions. […]

Newly Established “International Litigation Chamber” to Hear Patent and Other IP Cases in Foreign Languages

Newly Established "International Litigation Chamber" to Hear Patent and Other IP Cases in Foreign Languages

On November 24, 2017, the Korean National Assembly passed an amendment to the Court Organization Act (the “Amendment”), which will take effect in May 2018. Importantly, the Amendment establishes a new international litigation chamber (the “International Litigation Chamber”) within the Korean District Courts and the Patent Court, in which IP cases may be heard entirely […]

South Korea Joins Asia-Pacific Data Transfer System 

South Korea Joins Asia-Pacific Data Transfer System 

South Korea has joined the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s privacy program to ease international data transfers, APEC announced June 27. The APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system requires a country to adopt national data transfer procedures, including an independent public or private sector accountability agent and an enforcement agency. Businesses in South Korea, such as Samsung […]