Naver Corp, a leading Internet portal operator in South Korea, has stated it is moving its overseas data backup center from Hong Kong to Singapore amid privacy concerns in the Chinese territory.
Concerns about leaks of personal information arose after China implemented a new security law in Hong Kong in July.
As a result, Naver said it is in the process of changing the host country of backup data servers to Singapore from Hong Kong.
In a statement, the company said: “We deleted all backup data saved at the center in Hong Kong early this month and completed formatting the server.”
Naver added that there have been no leaks of user data and elaborated that there is no possibility of a third party looking into personal data as it operates in a strictly coded and secure manner.
The company saves user information at domestic data centers, including one in the eastern city of Chuncheon, and runs backup centers in overseas countries.
Naver debuted in 1999 as the first web portal in Korea to develop and it uses its own search engine.
The company has since added a multitude of new services ranging from features such as e-mail and news.Click below to share this article