Kyung Sin Park "KS"

Visiting Professor of Law

Professor of Law, Korea University Law School

Kyung Sin Park "KS"


Internet and technologies law, constitutional law, torts, copyright, cultural policies, antitrust, Korean law, international law


Kyung Sin Park is a Professor of Law at Korea University Law School. He is co-founder and director of Open Net, a premier digital rights advocacy organization of the country. He served as Commissioner at Korean Communication Standards Commission, a Presidentially appointed Internet content regulation body (2011-2014). He is a board member of Global Network Initiatives, a self-regulatory coalition of global platforms and telecommunication network operators; a member of the Advisory Network to Freedom Online Coalition, an inter-governmental body of countries committed to internet freedom; until 2020, a member of the High-Level Panel on Media Freedom, a group of legal experts advising an inter-governmental body committed to media freedom Media Freedom Coalition.

He is one of the leading authors of 
the Necessary and Proportionate Principles on Communications Surveillance and the Manila Principles for Intermediary Liability. He served as Member of the National Media Commission, a Parliament-appointed advisory body on newspaper-broadcasting co-ownership bans and other media and Internet regulations (2010). He has served as International Relations Counsel to the Korea Film Council and arranged the Korea-France Film Co-production Treaty, and advised on the UNESCO Cultural Diversity Convention (2002-2007). He has served both as Executive Director, PSPD Law Center (2008-), and Open Net (2013-) which have pursued and won several high profile impact litigation and legislative advocacies in freedom of speech, privacy, net neutrality, web accessibility, digital innovation, and intellectual property, including the striking down (or defending against) of the Internet real name law, the Minerva false news dissemination law, the law on warrantless seizure of subscriber identity data, the bad faith copyright takedown notice, the law requiring government-backed electronic signatures for all online payments, etc.  

He founded Korea University Law Review and the Law Schools' Clinical Legal Education Center and spearheaded and under that Center. Professor Park graduated from Harvard University (Physics) and UCLA Law School (JD).  

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