Privacy rights in South Korea

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Privacy rights in South Korea are guaranteed by the constitution from 1948 with a revision in 1987.

Right to Privacy in Korea (Republic of)

ARTICLE 16

All citizens shall be free from intrusion into their place of residence. In case of search or seizure in a residence, a warrant issued by a judge upon request of a prosecutor shall be presented.

ARTICLE 17

The privacy of no citizen shall be infringed.

ARTICLE 18

The privacy of correspondence of no citizen shall be infringed.