Sinook Kang

Sinook Kang




Mr. Sinook Kang is a partner of Shin & Kim and leads the Telecommunications, Media and Technology Team (TMT). Mr. Kang's practice focuses on matters involving broadcasting, telecommunications, protection of personal information and cyberspace.

After graduation from the Judicial Research & Training Institute in 2004, from 2006, during ten years of careers in the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Korea Communications Commission, and the Ministry of Science and ICT, Mr. Kang has been involved in all areas of telecommunications and media, which include broadcasting regulatory issues such as re-approval of TV home shopping, telecommunications regulatory issues such as investigation of prohibited acts, internet regulatory issues such as online personal information protection, and other projects for promotion of IoT, big data, cloud service, etc. Mr. Kang is the finest lawyer, who has plenty of experiences in government agencies and industry, including Korea Post, Korea Internet Safety Commission (renamed as Korea Communications Standards Commission), Korea Internet & Security Agency, National Information Society Agency, and Korea Communications Agency, and is specialized in the Korean industry of broadcasting and telecommunications.

He is also a member of various boards including the Advisory Committee of Ministry of Science and ICT, the Communication Dispute Resolution Committee and the Advisory Committee on Personal Information Protection Act of Korea Communications Commission, the Statutes Examining Committee of Personal Information Protection Commission, the Special Committee on Broadcast Language of Korea Communications Standards Commission, the Open Data Strategy Council, and the Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences.

  • 2012Georgetown Law Center (LL.M.)
  • 2000Seoul National University, Department of History Education (B.A.)
Professional Career
  • 2016-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2016Head of Program Provider Policy Team, Broadcasting Industry Policy Bureau, Ministry of Science and ICT
  • 2014-2016Senior Official, Policy Coordination Division, Internet Convergence Policy Bureau, IT Convergence Office
  • 2013-2014Policy Coordination Division, Convergence Policy Bureau, BIT Convergence Office, Ministry of Science and ICT
  • 2012-2013Research and Planning Dept., Consumer Protection Division, Korea Communications Commission
  • 2008-2012Office of Chairman, Korea Communications Commission
  • 2006-2008Administrative Official, Internet Ethics Team, Office of Deputy Director General for Protection of Personal Information, Ministry of Information and Communication
  • 2002-2004Judicial Research & Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Korea
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  • (Present)Advisory Counsel, Ministry of Science and ICT
  • (Present)Member of the Communication Dispute Resolution Committee, Korea Communications Commission
  • (Present)Member of the Advisory Committee on Personal Information Protection Act, Korea Communications Commission
  • (Present)Member of the Statutes Examining Committee, Personal Information Protection Commission
  • (Present)Member of the Special Committee on Broadcast Language, Korea Communications Standards Commission
  • (Present)Member of the Open Data Strategy Council
  • (Present)Advisory Counsel, the Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences
  • (Present)Member of the Review Committee on the Management of the Fund for Subsidizing Damage from Motor Vehicle Accidents, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
  • (Present)Board member of the Heemang Foundation for Small and Midsize Businesses
  • (Former)Member of the Public Benefits Review Committee, Ministry of Science and ICT
  • (Former)Member of the Internet Address Dispute Resolution Committee, Ministry of Science and ICT
  • (Former)Member of the Broadcast Evaluation Committee, Korea Communications Commission
Bar Admissions
  • 2004Korea
  • Korean Bar Association

Korean, English

Professional Activities

Professional Accolades
  • "Leading Individual" for Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT), Chambers Asia, 2018-2020
  • "Recommended Lawyer" for TMT, Legal500, 2019-2020
  • "Leading Individual" for TMT, Legal500, 2018
  • "Leading Lawyer" for IT, Legal Times, 2017, 2019


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