About Jinbonet

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet is a Non-profit organization that was established on 14 November, 1998.


The 1990s witnessed various political, social, economic, and cultural changes due to the popularization and proliferation of computer-mediated communication.

Board and Staff

President : Oh Byung-il


Postal Address :
3F, 23, Dongnimmun-ro 8-gil , Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea / Postal Code : 03745
Tel : +82-2-7744551
Email : Oh Byoungil

GISWatch 2015 country report
[Report] Sexual Rights and The Internet in South Korea

By | English, 외부자료, 표현의자유

Through the struggle of internet rights and sexual rights groups for freedom of expression on the internet, and since the revision of the criteria of online content harmful to juveniles by deleting homosexuality from the criteria in 2004, there has not been direct censorship of online content related to homosexuality on the internet.
But this does not mean that sexual minorities are free to express themselves on the internet. One of the big barriers to the freedom of expression of sexual minorities is hate speech.

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Open letter to Twitter to restore Politwoops access to API

By | English, 의견서, 표현의자유

We, the undersigned, are international human rights and transparency groups based around the world. We are writing in opposition to Twitter’s recent decision to revoke the ability of the tool Politwoops and similar tools to utilize Twitter’s Application Programming Interface, or API. We believe Twitter’s decision holds grave consequences for free expression and transparency around the world.

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Petition for legislation of ‘cyber surveillance prohibition act’

By | English, 통신비밀

The ‘Urgent Action Network against Cyber Surveillance’ (Urgent Action Network), which is composed of 19 groups including human rights organization, labor party and labor unions, held the press conference to submit the petition for legislation of so-called ‘cyber surveillance prohibition act’, actually a revised bill of ‘Protection of Communications Secrets Act’(PCSA), in the national assembly on April 20, 2015. The petition, in which 2,910 people have signed, will be introduced and proposed in the national assembly.

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Not asylum, but counterattack : declaration of cyber surveillance victims

By | English, 통신비밀, 활동

The ‘Urgent Action Network against Cyber Surveillance’, which is composed of 19 groups including human rights organization, labor party and labor unions, held the ‘joint assembly of cyber surveillance victims :prologue for counterattack’ in the Korean Buddhism history and culture memorial hall on March 1, 2015. , and declared ‘the Declaration of Independence from Cyber Surveillance State’.

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GISWatch 2014 country report : South Korea – Communications surveillance in South Korea

By | English, 외부자료, 통신비밀

Considering that the purpose of the constitution and international human rights law is to protect private life, personal information, and the privacy and freedom of communication from any governmental surveillance, the present legal system in South Korea, such as PCSA and the Data Protection Act, means that the government is infringing on these human rights.

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GISWatch 2013 country report : South Korea – Digitising social welfare: Challenges of privacy

By | English, 외부자료, 프라이버시

It is the government’s duty to protect its citizens; therefore, there is little justification for the government to prioritise administrative efficiency over the rights of the socially disadvantaged. As a short-term goal, relevant laws must be amended so that female victims of violence can minimise exposure of their personal information. Of course, in the long term, legislators should consider gender-specific needs prior to making all policies in order to prevent such trial and error.

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Cases of the Republic of Korea on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

By | English, 개인정보보호법, 개인정보유출, 입장, 주민등록번호, 주민등록제도, 통신비밀, 패킷감청, 프라이버시

We are concerned that, in the socio-political context, there is a high possibility for IT to be misused to carry out state surveillance and commit violations of the right to privacy. We welcome the UN General Assembly resolution and the report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the right to privacy in the digital age, and we emphasize the urgent need for these recommendations to be implemented by the RoK.

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