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Sinook Kang

Sinook Kang

Partner
Introduction

Mr. Sinook Kang is a partner of Shin & Kim and leads the ICT Group (TMT / Privacy & Data Protection). 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.

Professional Career
  • 2016-PresentShin & Kim LLC
  • 2016Head, 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)Member, Active Administrative Impunity Advisory Committee, The Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea
  • (Present)Nongovernmental Member, The 4th Open Government Committee of the Republic of Korea
  • (Present)Member, Subcommittee on Public Data Opening and Utilization
  • (Present)Member, Information Disclosure Committee, Ministry of Public Administration and Security
  • (Present)Member, Civil and Public Policy Council on Artificial Intelligence Privacy, Personal Information Protection Commission
  • (Present)Member, Policy Deliberation Committee, Ministry of Employment and Labor
  • (Present)Member, Game Rating And Administration Committee
  • (Present)Member, the Special Committee for Eradication of Civil Fraud, Presidential Committee on National Unity
  • (Present)Member, the ICT R&D Technology Development Review Committee, Ministry of Science and ICT
  • (Present)Member, the 5th Public Data Strategy Committee
  • (Present)Member, Industrial Ecology Subcommittee, Presidential Committee on the Digital Platform Government
  • (Present)Advisory Counsel, Ministry of Science and ICT
  • (Present)Member, the Second Artificial Intelligence Legal System Improvement Group, Ministry of Science and ICT
  • (Present)Member, the Operation Review Committee for Information and Communication Promotion Funds, Ministry of Science and ICT
  • (Present)Member, the Communication Dispute Resolution Committee, Korea Communications Commission
  • (Present)Member, Legal Advisory Group for Busan Blockchain City
  • (Present)Advisory Counsel, the Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences
  • (Present)Member, the Review Committee on the Management of the Fund for Subsidizing Damage from Motor Vehicle Accidents, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
  • (Former)Member, the Advisory Committee on Personal Information Protection Act, Korea Communications Commission
  • (Former)Member, the Statutes Examining Committee, Personal Information Protection Commission
  • (Former)Member, Research Committee for Amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act, Personal Information Protection Commission
  • (Former)Member, the Self-Evaluation Committee for the Personal Information Protection Commission and the Conflict Management Review Committee
  • (Former)Member, Committee for Diagnosing Personal Information Management Level of Public Institutions, Personal Information Protection Commission
  • (Former)Member, the Special Committee on Broadcast Language, Korea Communications Standards Commission
  • (Former)Member, the Open Data Strategy Council
  • (Former)Board member, the Heemang Foundation for Small and Midsize Businesses
  • (Former)Member, the Public Benefits Review Committee, Ministry of Science and ICT
  • (Former)Member, the Internet Address Dispute Resolution Committee, Ministry of Science and ICT
  • (Former)Member, the First Artificial Intelligence Legal System Improvement Group, Ministry of Science and ICT
  • (Former)Member, the Broadcast Evaluation Committee, Korea Communications Commission
Education
  • 2012Georgetown Law Center (LL.M.)
  • 2000Seoul National University, Department of History Education (B.A.)
Bar Admissions
  • 2004Korea
Memberships
  • Korean Bar Association
Languages

Korean, English

Professional Activities
  • Autonomous Car and Personal Information, monthly “EV Magazine,” Vol. 07, Jan. 2021
Awards
  • 2021Commendation from the Chairperson (cabinet ministerial level) of the Personal Information Protection Commission (in the area of Law and System)
  • 2021Presidential Commendation as the first Korea Communications Commission reward for protection of internet-communication users
  • 2020Presidential Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution Chairman Award
  • 2019Korea Communications Commission Chairman Award
Professional Accolades

  • "Leading Individual" for Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT), Chambers Asia, 2018-2020, 2021-2024 (Band 1)
  • "Leading Lawyer" for Technology and telecommunications, Asialaw Profiles, 2019-2024
  • "Recommended Lawyer" for TMT, Legal500, 2019-2020 / "Leading Individual" for TMT, Legal500, 2018, 2023-2024
  • "Leading Lawyer" for TMT, Legal Times, 2020-2023
  • "Best Lawyer" for ICT and Media, Hankyung Business, 2020-2022
  • "Leading Lawyer" for IT, Legal Times, 2017, 2019

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