The head of a state commission on Wednesday said a review will be conducted by the government over the likelihood of giving relief measures for the owner of the phone number that was shown in the South Korean content “Squid Game” which became a huge success in Netflix.
The review will be done although it barely establishes an infringement of personal information in legal terms.
Personal Information Protection Commission chairperson Yoon Jong-in gave his remarks when asked by a lawmaker regarding the contentious lead of a personal phone number in the popular show.
In “Squid Game”, the eight-digit mobile phone was written at the back of the invitation cards given out to financially challenged people to participate in the literally do-or-die game.
Calls and text messages swamped the owner of the phone number, who already filed a complaint regarding how this has disrupted his normal life.
The famous series’ director said he came up with the eight-digit number as he believes it is not active.
“In terms of legal interpretation, it is hard to see it as a leak of personal data, but there was indeed an exposure by negligence,” Yoon explained during his agency’s parliamentary audit.
“If there were any actual damage by the exposure, it could be subject to a conflict resolution process or compensation,” he said, Yonhap News Agency reported.
The Personal Information Protection Commission will have the same instances be acted upon if they surface in the future, the director assured.