FSC Designates Eight More Data Specializing Institutions to Promote Big Data AnalyticsJul 19, 2023

The Financial Services Commission held the 14th regular meeting on July 19 and designated eight additional data specializing institutions (BC Card, Samsung SDS, Samsung Card, Shinhan Bank, Shinhan Card, LG CNS, Coocon, and Statistics Korea), bringing the total number of data specializing institutions to twelve.


Data specializing institutions provide data convergence service on behalf of businesses when they develop new business strategies or services and evaluate the appropriateness of the pseudonymized data. In order to ensure the safety and efficiency of big data usage in financial sectors, data specializing institutions have been designated by the FSC since 2020 pursuant to the Credit Information Use and Protection Act. Since 2020, business demand for data convergence particularly between the financial and non-financial sectors has continued to increase.


To ensure fairness, transparency and objectivity in data convergence, the seven newly designated data specializing institutions from the private sector other than Statistics Korea will be required to provide 50 percent or more of their data convergence services to non-affiliated external entities.


With the addition of eight more data specializing institutions, it is expected that data convergence between different sectors as well as opening up of more private sector data will be promoted.


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