contents of Kakao Privacy Philosophy
Kakao’s number one priority is protecting user privacy.
Users first, always.
Users are the true owners of all Kakao services, and it’s for our users most of all that we provide each service. Kakao sees privacy protection, a sensitive and important issue to our users, as our top priority. We will combine our technological capabilities and policies to provide the utmost privacy protection. Users’ right to information takes priority over everything else as various values of society reaches equilibrium.
Kakao will be transparent about all efforts to protect user privacy
Kakao will disclose the types of personal information we collect from users, how the information is used, whom it is provided to, and when the information is discarded. We will also reveal the efforts we make to protect our users’ personal information and privacy. As part of our efforts, we will transparently disclose the status of any personal information that is provided to government organizations or posts by users that are being deleted. This is one of Kakao’s new efforts to promote users’ rights. We hope that the enhanced protection of users’ “right to know” will lead to critical discussions for a transparent Internet environment.
Kakao will proactively participate in critical discourse on privacy protection.
In this evolving digital society, companies, including Kakao, and its users should each contemplate best practices and offer solutions to improve privacy policies in today’s digital sphere. Deep discussion and critical analysis is needed regarding personal information abuse, and the monitoring and control of communication channels. There are several elements of privacy that users themselves must protect; however, the company providing the service certainly holds its share of responsibility. Beyond making a profit a business must also take steps toward providing healthier and safer service ecosystem. Kakao believes that we can make great contributions if we communicate with users and always remember that users are our top priority. Kakao will continue to make various efforts so that users can gain greater understanding of their right of self-determination with personal information and exercise those rights. We will always do our best to maintain our users’ trust.