Data Protection and Privacy over the Internet: Towards Development of an International Standard

온라인 정보보호 및 프라이버시에 관한 국제 표준 개발

  • 주한나 (연세대학교 국제학대학원) ;
  • 이희진 (연세대학교 국제학대학원) ;
  • 곽주영 (연세대학교 경영대학) ;
  • 김용영 (건국대학교 경영경제학부)
  • Received : 2013.03.14
  • Accepted : 2013.04.20
  • Published : 2013.04.28


Progresses in ICT make the processing and exchange of personal data across international borders often necessary and relatively easy. The challenge lies in protecting fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals, notably the right to privacy and the right to personal information, while encouraging the free and secure flow of information across borders for the continued expansion of online transactions. The key to establishing a functioning international solution for personal data protection is to strike a right balance between the two camps which currently dominate the debate - the advocates of individual privacy rights on one side exemplified by the EU, and the proponents of self-regulation and economic efficiency on the other, represented by the U.S. In the face of a growing tension between the two sides each equipped with their own ideals, a practical solution may lie in utilizing established institutions of standardization such as ISO and IEC as a ground upon which an agreement can take its root.


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea