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Jung Yong-jin wins lawsuit against media

Jung Yong-jin, vice chairman of Shinsegae Group, won a lawsuit against an online media source, Dispatch, over privacy invasion.

The Supreme Court handed out a ruling on Thursday that Dispatch’s report on the private family meeting of Jung and his then-fiancée is a violation of privacy law and portrait rights.

The court ordered Dispatch to remove its article and pay 15 million won ($13,000) in compensation.

Dispatch published the article two years ago, after taking photos of Jung’s family gathering in April with a hidden camera.

Jung asked Dispatch to take down the article but the online media source rejected his request.

The court said in a statement that although Jung is a public figure, disclosing personal events including a family gathering without his permission is illegal.

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