Opening of No. 1 central region regional base data secure area

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The Ministry of Science and ICT (Minister Lee Jong-ho) announced that it held a gap ceremony at Chungnam National University on the seventeenth on the Daejeon Center, a knowledge secure zone where unopened data might be safely used.

About 100 people attended the event, including Minister Lee Jong-ho of the Ministry of Science and ICT, Lee Seok-bong, Deputy Mayor of Economics and Science of Daejeon Metropolitan City, National Assembly member Cho Seung-rae, Chungnam National University President Lee Jin-sook, Korea Data Industry Promotion Agency President Yoon Hye-jeong, and Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information Director Kim Jae-soo.

Minister Lee Jong-ho gives a speech of encouragement on the ‘Data Secure Area Daejeon Center Opening Ceremony’ held at Chungnam National University in Yuseong-gu, Daejeon on the afternoon of the seventeenth.

The info safety zone is a type of buffer space where unopened data might be safely utilized while resolving concerns about data opening.

The Ministry of Science and ICT has planned to expand the regional base data secure zone through the info industry promotion basic plan and digital platform government realization plan to enhance regional data accessibility, and the info secure zone Daejeon Center was promoted as a part of that. Since last yr, the complete construction process, including space selection and operation plans, has been carried out in cooperation between the Ministry of Science and ICT, Daejeon City, and Chungnam National University.

Data Secure Zone Daejeon Center is home to many general hospitals, Korea Institute of Life Sciences, and other distinguished medical and research institutes, and is designated as a biomedical regulation-free special zone. It plans to operate as a base for research and medical data provision in cooperation with the Hospital Council and Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information.

As well as, it plans to make use of it as a base for nurturing digital talent within the region, resembling using it as a practice space within the curriculum by benefiting from its location inside Chungnam National University, which can also be operating a bio-AI convergence center and a software-oriented university.

From the second from the left, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information Director Kim Jae-soo, Chungnam National University President Lee Jin-sook, Daejeon Metropolitan City Science Vice Mayor Lee Seok-bong, Science and Technology Information and Communication Minister Lee Jong-ho, National Assembly member Cho Seung-rae, and Korea Data Industry Promotion Agency President Yoon Hye-jeong.
From the second from the left, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information Director Kim Jae-soo, Chungnam National University President Lee Jin-sook, Daejeon Metropolitan City Science Vice Mayor Lee Seok-bong, Science and Technology Information and Communication Minister Lee Jong-ho, National Assembly member Cho Seung-rae, and Korea Data Industry Promotion Agency President Yoon Hye-jeong. Jinkyu Kim, Director of Daejeon Information & Culture Industry Promotion Agency.

As well as, to reinforce user convenience, Daejeon Big Data Open Lab, which is adjoining to the Daejeon Center within the Data Secure Zone, and the pseudonymous information utilization support center scheduled to be established within the second half of this yr will likely be linked and cooperated.

After the opening ceremony, a gathering for revitalization of the info secure zone was held presided over by Eom Yeol, Director General of Artificial Intelligence-Based Policy of the Ministry of Science and ICT. Professor Kim Jong-yeop of Konyang University Hospital, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, Director Choi Myeong-seok, and Chungnam National University Computer Convergence Professor Kim Young-guk discussed ways to utilize medical data and research data using data secure zones.

Data corporations in Daejeon, including Bioorchestra and Samitech, who attended the meeting, conveniently access high-quality data that was difficult to open through the info secure zone in the present situation where data and artificial intelligence technologies are converged with industries and advanced. He expressed his hopes that it will be possible to take a preemptive response in a rapidly changing environment by approaching it.

Minister Lee Jong-ho of the Ministry of Science and ICT said, “Within the era of digital deepening, anyone needs to be guaranteed access to data in order that they’ll use it safely for useful purposes.” We are going to work closely with regional organizations in order that various users can access quality data and create recent value, thereby contributing to the revitalization of the info economy within the central region.”

Reporter Park Chan cpark@aitimes.com

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