Improvement Issues of Personal Information Protection Laws through Meta-Analysis

메타분석을 통한 개인정보보호법의 개선과제

  • Cho, Myunggeun (Dankook University Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in IT Law) ;
  • Lee, Hwansoo (Dankook University Dept. of Convergence Security)
  • 조명근 (단국대학교 IT법학협동과정) ;
  • 이환수 (단국대학교 융합보안학과)
  • Received : 2017.07.17
  • Accepted : 2017.09.20
  • Published : 2017.09.28


As we enter the era of big data, the value of personal information is becoming ever more important. However, personal information protection laws in Korea have several issues. Furthermore, existing research are limited in their ability to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of measures to improve personal information protection laws. Accordingly, this study analyzes improvements to be made in the current personal information protection laws based on existing research. A total of 39 research articles discussing the problems of the personal information protection law were selected and analyzed by applying the meta - analysis technique. According to the results, the various issues such as the meaning and scope of personal information, the role and obligations of relevant parties, provision of personal information to third parties, and redundant and imbalanced regulations in special acts in each field. that exist in the current personal information protection laws were confirmed. This study contributes to the improvement of inconsistency between information protection laws and related special laws in each field in practice. Academically, it will contribute to understanding the problems of th law from the macro perspective and suggesting the integrated improvement ways of the law.


Personal Information;Personal Information Law;Improvement Issue;Unification;Meta-Analysis


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