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Doil Son

Doil Son

Yulchon LLC


Doil Son is a partner at Yulchon practicing primarily in the areas of Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, and Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT).

Mr Son has represented financial institutions, multinational firms and Korean companies regarding all manner of cybersecurity and data privacy issues, including e-commerce; cross-border and mobile payment systems; privacy policies and data-collection consent forms; overseas transfer of personal data; cloud computing; IT outsourcing; and global data-security programs.

In January 2014 he represented two major credit card companies in two of the highest-profile data-breach cases ever in Korea, affecting more than 50 million people and 20 million people, respectively.

Mr Son is the Chair of the Intrusive Technology Committee of the International Bar Association (Sub-Committee of the Technology Law Committee) and a Board Member of TechLaw Group. He also served as Vice President for International Relations of the Korean Bar Association and adviser to the Ministry of Justice for International Law until February 2013.

Mr Son regularly lectures at various conferences including those of the International Bar Association and Inter-Pacific Bar Association. In 2017, he will be a moderator for the session on Network Neutrality at the IBA Biennial Technology Law Conference, and a moderator for the session on Data and Network Neutrality at the IPBA annual conference.

Mr Son recently published Self-Driving Cars: New standard for data privacy internationally and in Korea, Communications Law (June 2016).

Mr Son has a BA in political science from Seoul National University and an LLM from UCLA School of Law (2002). He joined Yulchon as a partner in 2012. Mr Son previously worked at other major law firms in Korea, and also served as a judge for two years beginning in 1996. 

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