Haksoo Ko


Personal Information Protection Commission, Republic of Korea


Dr. Haksoo Ko is Chairperson of South Korea’s Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC).

He is a preeminent scholar in legal and regulatory issues related to data privacy and artificial intelligence and, prior to the current appointment at the PIPC in October 2022, held numerous advisory positions for the Korean government as well as for various other public and private entities around the world. For his public service in technology-related areas, he was awarded a Service Merit Medal from the Korean government as well as a Presidential Citation.

Dr. Ko is currently on leave from his professor position at Seoul National University School of Law. He served as, among others, President of Asian Law and Economics Association; President of Korean Association for AI and Law; Co-director of SNU AI Policy Initiative; and Associate Director of SNU AI Institute. He had visitor appointments at UC Berkeley, University of Hamburg, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Freiburg, and National University of Singapore. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Seoul National University and received both J.D. and Ph.D. (Economics) degrees from Columbia University in New York, USA.


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