New cloud computing legislation in South Korea
Tue 22 Sep 2015, 14:02

On September 9, 2015, the South Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (the “MSIP”) established and announced the “Information Protection Measures for Vitalization of Cloud Services” in anticipation that the use of cloud computing would actively increase based on the implementation of the Act on Cloud Computing Advancement and User Protection (the “Cloud Computing Act”) on September 28, 2015. The Cloud Computing Act was legislated in March of this year.

The MSIP plans to push ahead with the following tasks in phases until 2019 in order to alleviate concerns regarding information protection for cloud users and to foster a safe cloud use environment.