Online Subscription to Become More User-Friendly

Koreans will be able to subscribe to websites like everyone else in the world from July 6 without having to yield up their personal information to spammers.

The Korea Communications Commission on Tuesday said a revision to the relevant law that improves subscription procedures goes into effect on July 6. Most websites in Korea have insisted that subscribers consent to let third parties use their private information for marketing activities.

The new law bans businesses from refusing services to subscribers who do not consent to sharing of their private data. Violations carry a fine of up to W10 million (US$=W1,091).

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 06, 2011 11:23 KST