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Privacy Policy (EPS)

March 15, 2013

Korea Employment Information Service

The "Privacy Protection Act" sets forth the principles governing the use of personal information under which the Korea Employment Information Service provides a public service including collection and retaining of personal information and protecting the rights and interests of people. In addition, the Korea Employment Information Service respects your rights to access and revise personal information and you can exercise your right to make administrative appeals on any infringement of your rights under the Administrative Appeals Act.The following Privacy Policy applies to EPS (Employment Permit System).

Article 1 (Purpose of Handling Personal Information)

Personal Info. File Managing changes in employment of foreign workers
Legal Background Act on Foreign Workers' Employment, etc.
Purpose of Retention To manage changes in employment of foreign workers to EPS
Key Items Passport no., alien registration no., business registration no., name, phone no., address, date of birth, gender, age, nationality.
Term of Retention Permanent

Article 2 (Handling & Retention of Personal Information)

Article 3 (Release of Personal Information to a Third Party)

Article 4 (Outsourcing the Process of Personal Information)

Article 5 (Rights & Obligations of Users)

  1. access is prohibited or restricted by law;
  2. there is a risk of causing death or injury, or infringing another person's properties or profit; or
  3. causing a material interference with the performance of one of the following items by a public
  1. stated by laws or required for compliance with laws;
  2. there is a risk of causing death or injury, or infringing other person's properties or profit;
  3. other jobs cannot be performed without public organization processing personal information; or
  4. the contracted service cannot be provided or the contract cannot be performed without processing personal information, and users do not clarify their intention to terminate the contract.

Article 6 (Contents of Personal Information to be Processed)

Article 7 (Destruction of Personal Information)

Article 8 (Security Measures for Personal Information)

  1. The internal administration for "EPS Online Service" is planned and implemented pursuant to the internal administration policy of Korea Employment Information Service.
  2. The number of persons with access to personal information is kept to a minimum and each person is designated appropriately when it comes to managing personal information.
  3. Necessary measures are taken to restrict access to personal information by granting, modifying and withdrawing access rights to personal information database and invasion block systems are implemented to prevent unauthorized access.
  4. All records of accessing personal information (e.g. web logs, summary of information) is retained and maintained for at least six (6) months and security measures are taken to prevent any modification, theft and loss of such records.
  5. Security software is installed to prevent hacking and computer virus that can cause leakage or damage of personal information and such software is updated and maintained on a regular basis to monitor and block any unauthorized access to personal information in addition to monitoring network traffic to prevent any illegal attempts to modify information.
  6. Unauthorized access to physical location of personal information is restricted by full access control procedure.

Article 9 (Person in Charge of Privacy Protection)

Article 10 (Modification of Privacy Policy)

Article 11 (Remedial Action on Invasion of Privacy)

  1. Report Center (Korea Internet Security Agency)
  2. Privacy Dispute Arbitration Committee (Korea Internet Security Agency)
  3. Supreme Prosecutors' Office Cyber Crime Investigators: 02-3480-3573 (
  4. Police Agency Cyber Terror Response Center: 1566-0112 (
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