The Korea Council on Protection of Personal Information is raising concerns over Google’s new policy stating that it would hurt the interests of all Internet users.
“Our recommendations have been sent to Google to give it time to adhere to South Korea’s communication rules. The commission called on Google to provide contacts for users to lodge complaints and give details on how long it will hold user information,” the Korea Communications Commission, which has the power to order Google Korea to change its policy, said.
Google Korea said that it would maintain constructive dialogue with South Korean government agencies.
“We can say confidently that our revised policy is in line with South Korean laws,” the company said, adding that combining information on users was aimed at offering individually-tailored services, adding that users could choose not to use services if they did not agree with the policy.