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Emilija Berzanskaite
28th September 2021
Data, Tech & IP

Adequacy Decision: EDPB issues its Opinion on EU data protection law standards in South Korea

In June 2021 the European Commission initiated the process for adopting an Adequacy Decision under Article 45(3) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that would authorise private and public-international transfers of data from the EU to South Korea. 

Yesterday the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued its Opinion on Korea’s law and practices on personal data protection (Personal Information Protection Act - PIPA), including the rules on access to data by public authorities and legal remedies available to individuals.

The Opinion finds that the core aspects of the Korean data protection framework, such as purpose limitation, data retention, transparency, amongst others, are essentially equivalent to those


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