The Investigative Bureau of the National Police of Korea has announced a tender for research agencies to evaluate the legality of online investigative activities and implementation plans.
If online investigations are allowed, police can hack into suspects’ smartphones and computers, install a tracking program and collect real-time evidence of crimes.
Online investigations can also be viewed as lawful intervention by a government agency to access crime-related information that is inaccessible to the outside world.
In January this year, a related study by Korea’s National Human Rights Commission concluded that authorities should be allowed to monitor the use of information technology systems by suspected criminals. , viewing and content gathering through remote monitoring software and other measures to prevent and detect digital sex crimes against children and young people.