Prof. Dae-Sik Hong is currently a professor of Economic Law at Sogang University Law School. He is also the founding director of ICT Law & Economy Institute affiliated to Sogang University and non-standing Commissioner of the Personal Information Protection Commission (‘PIPC’) of Korea. Prior to joining the academia, he served as judge at various courts for a decade and as a practicing partner at Yulchon law firm for about 5 years. He received LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Seoul National University and was a visiting scholar at the University College London in the UK and the University of California, Berkeley in the US. His research interest includes antitrust laws, consumer laws, law of regulation, particularly involving media and telecommunications sectors, personal information protection law, and law and economics. He has published articles in many journals and conferences in Korea and abroad. He is frequently consulted as an expert adviser to governmental bodies such as the Korea Fair Trade Commission (‘KFTC’), the Korea Communications Commission (‘KCC’), the Ministry of Science and ICT (‘MSIT’), the Ministry of Interior and Safety (‘MOIS’), and the National Assembly, the government-affiliated research institutes such as the Korea Information Society Development Institute (‘KISDI’), the Korea Development Institute (‘KDI’), the Korea Internet Securities Agency (‘KISA’), the National Information Society Agency (‘NIA’), and the Korea Fair Trade Mediation Agency ('KOFAIR'), and the non-governmental organizations and the business organizations such as the Korea National Counsel of Consumer Organizations and the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry ('KCCI'). He has also been active with privately funded research projects working with major companies.