Publication announcement: An article by Professors Joe Phillips and Se-In Lee will appear in the Journal of Korean Law (Vol. 15, No.1 – December, 2015, published by Seoul National University).
Our article addresses the evolving law surrounding the unauthorized disclosure of personal information by Internet-based information and telecommunication service providers. We contribute a unique comparative analysis of the law in Korea and the United States, across three areas: (1) the definition of ‘personal information,’ (2) possible causes of action, and (3) available remedies. We suggest changes in the law to address the exponential technological developments in information communication that have led millions of Korean and US consumers to seek legal remedies. The article will help scholars, courts, and practitioners find an appropriate balance between consumer protection and commercial freedom.