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Information Security Certifications

Kakao has implemented, and continuously managed and operated various technological and systematic information security measures. We have also consistently inspected our internal systems through validations from external organizations, such as acquiring accreditations from specialized government organizations, which are given after inspecting the standards of our personal information and information security systems.

list of Information Security Certifications
  • Personal Information Management System

    Personal Information Management System (PIMS) is an objective, credible and most popular personal information certification system available, and is used to check whether various preventive measures are managed and operated constantly to protect users’ personal information safely and securely. Kakao and our subsidiary Daum Service jointly pushed forward for a certification in order to maintain consistency and continuity of the level of security we provide. Both companies acquired the certification in 2013, which we maintain to this day.

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  • Information Security Management System (ISMS)

    Information Security Management System (ISMS) is an information security certification that comprehensively assesses whether a company or organization has the optimum information security policies, established security-related organizations, has risk management capabilities, implemented measures and provides follow-up management for its important information assets. Kakao became the first company in our industry to acquire the ISMS in 2006 and have since maintained the certification.

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  • ePrivacy

    The “ePrivacy” distinction is granted to companies with websites that satisfies privacy levels that have been set forth by law, to ensure that users can use the website safely.
    “ePrivacy” is a non-governmental self-regulated certification mark that is reviewed and certified by the Korea Online Privacy Association. Kakao has maintained the “ePrivacy” mark since 2005.

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  • IOS/IEC 27001

    ISO/IEC27001 is an international certification for information security management systems, and is enacted and managed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC). The ISO/IEC27001 is the highest-level international security standard to date.
    Kakao became the first company in the industry to acquire the certification for infra operations in 2006 and acquired additional certifications for service and development. Kakao has maintained those certifications since.

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