Regulatory Data Protection Mechanisms in South Korea

Friday, April 7, 2023 | Goldberg Room, Berkeley Law

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Join the Korea Law Center and Berkeley Center for Law & Technology for a fireside discussion with Professor Haksoo Ko (Chair, Personal Information Protection Commission of the Republic of Korea) and Professor Paul Schwartz (Berkeley Law) that will cover topics such as the EU’s awarding of the coveted “adequacy” status to South Korea. This decision permits the free flow of personal information between the EU and the Republic of Korea. You will learn more about Korea’s approach to AI and recent experiments in the self-regulation of online platforms overseen by the PIPC.


Professor Haksoo Ko

Haksoo Ko is a Professor of Law at Seoul National University School of Law in Seoul, Korea. He primarily teaches areas in Law and Economics as well as in Data Privacy and Artificial Intelligence Law. He regularly sits on various advisory committees for the Korean government and other public institutions. Prior to joining academia, he practiced law with law firms in New York and in Seoul. He currently serves as President of Asian Law and Economics Association; President of Korean Association for AI and Law; Co-director of SNU AI Policy Initiative; and Associate Director of SNU AI Institute. He had visitor appointments at UC Berkeley, University of Hamburg, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Freiburg, and National University of Singapore. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Seoul National University and received both J.D. and Ph.D. (Economics) degrees from Columbia University in New York, USA.

Professor Paul M. Schwartz

Paul Schwartz is a leading international expert on information privacy and information law. His scholarship focuses on how the law has sought to regulate and shape information technology – as well as the impact of information technology on law and democracy. Schwartz joined the faculty in 2006 after teaching at Brooklyn Law School and the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. He teaches privacy law and torts.

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