Daum Kakao (co-CEOs Saehoon Choi and Sirgoo Lee) today revealed its first transparency report through its corporate website. Daum Kakao reemphasized its philosophy of placing protection of users’ information as its number one priority, and disclosed data regarding user information requests. Daum Kakao also plans to further its efforts to protect user privacy by regularly updating data in the transparency report and by actively engaging in social discussions for privacy protection.
“A transparency report is a fundamental yet crucial part in a corporation’s efforts to protect user privacy,” said Sirgoo Lee, co-CEO of Daum Kakao. “In addition to developing innovative and convenient services, everyone at Daum Kakao will make all efforts to protect user information and minimize privacy violations,” he added.
Daum Kakao’s transparency report disclosed the number of requests from government agencies and subsequent compliances regarding information about its users starting from 2012 on a half-year basis. In addition, the company also disclosed the number of requests for protection of users rights including copyright, trademark and likeness infringements, defamation, and requests for removal of personal information. Such information, resulting from personal rights issues or government requests for removal, has also been viewed as being in need for transparent disclosure.
The transparency report is composed of five sections; Philosophy, Transparency, Our Privacy Protection Efforts, Recent News and Trends, and FAQ.
The Recent News and Trends section details the latest media coverage and policy changes regarding user privacy protection and will serve as a resource in future dialogues. Lastly, the FAQ section answers key questions users may have regarding Daum Kakao’s privacy protection policies and Transparency Report.
Following the publication of its first Transparency Report, Daum Kakao plans to strengthen the report by integrating user feedback and a wide range of public opinion.