On January 31st, the Konkuk University Humanities Korea Plus (HK+), and the Academy of Mobility Humanities (Director, Inseop Shin) held a mobility humanities policy seminar on “Problems and Tasks concerning the Protection of Personal information in Smart City” and “Mobility Platform in Smart City” in the New Millenium Hall at Konkuk University.
In this policy seminar, Na-Hyun Kim, a research professor at Sungshin Women’s University, was invited to discuss the current legislation status for the implementation of smart cities and mobility services under the theme of “Smart City and the Personal Information Legislation” and “Legal and Policy Discussions for the Implementation of Mobility Services in Smart City.”
In “Smart City and the Personal Information Legislation,” Professor Kim defined a smart city as a platform to improve citizens’ quality of life and urban sustainability. It also discussed how we can foster new industries using innovative technologies based on data flow, pointing out that the problem of “personal information utilization and protection” arise in the process of data collection and analysis. To this end, Professor Kim suggested a convergent method that allows the processing of personal information but stops the processing if the subject data objects to it, using the opt-out method in principle and allowing the opt-in method as an exception.
In “Legal and Policy Discussions for the Implementation of Mobility Services in Smart City,” Professor Kim concluded that our society has “transitioned from the era of transportation to the era of mobility.” He stated that: “To establish and activate new mobility services in smart cities, it is necessary to prepare legislation that meets new services along with improvement of existing legislation related to this.” Thus, Kim pointed out that early legal maintenance should be changed from the “support direction” to the “regulatory direction” when the industry is stable.
Meanwhile, the Academy of Mobility Humanities is publishing a policy proposal to transform mobility humanities research into a policy necessary for the era of high mobility. To achieve this objective, it is holding a mobility humanities policy seminar to collect in-depth discussions and opinions from experts in related fields.