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Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) from South Korea


The provisions related to security log monitoring in South Korea's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) can be found in several sections of the act, including:

* Article 28, " Duty to Protect Personal Information," which requires entities to take necessary measures to protect personal information, such as establishing and maintaining a security management system and regularly reviewing and improving the system.


* Article 29, "Technical Measures," which requires entities to implement technical measures to protect personal information, such as using encryption and firewalls, and to take measures to prevent unauthorized access, loss, damage, alteration, or leakage of personal information.


* Article 30, "Monitoring and Reviewing the Implementation," which requires entities to regularly monitor and review the implementation of the security measures they have implemented to protect personal information, and to take necessary corrective actions if any shortcomings are found.


These provisions in the PIPA are intended to ensure that entities implement appropriate security measures to protect personal information, including security log monitoring, and that they regularly assess and improve their security measures to ensure that they remain effective.


Requirement of security log monitoring

It is important to note that the provisions related to security log monitoring in the PIPA are guidelines and not specific requirements. Entities are expected to implement security measures that are appropriate to their particular circumstances and the sensitivity of the personal information they handle. The provisions of the PIPA are enforced by the Korea Communications Commission and the Personal Information Protection Commission, which have the power to investigate complaints and to enforce the provisions of the act through fines, enforcement directions, and other measures.

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