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Korea – Standards – Followup – Confidentiality

Korea – Standards – Followup – Confidentiality

12. (1) No person with the knowledge of the fact that someone is a public interest whistleblower, etc., shall tell, disclose to or publicize to any third party personal information concerning the public interest whistleblower, etc., or other facts that infer the identity of the public interest whistleblower, etc. However, this provision shall not apply provided that the public interest whistleblower, etc., gives his/her consent to the revelation of such information.

(2) The Commission may request a relevant disciplinary officer to take disciplinary action against a person who has told, disclosed to or publicized to any third party personal information concerning the public interest whistleblower, etc., or other facts that infer the identity of the public interest whistleblower, etc., in violation of Paragraph 1.

Referenced Legislation: Protection of Public Interest Whistleblowers Act (2011)

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