KT Establishes Digital Citizenship Coalition to Combat Cybercrime and Digital Divide

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KT Corp. announced the formation of the "Digital Citizen One Team," a private coalition of 22 public and private organisations, including the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, Ewha Womans University, and law firm Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, to protect children and young people from digital-related problems and bridge the digital divide for the elderly.

The 22 coalition members decided to join forces under the banner of digital safety, digital coexistence, and digital responsibility, KT said. Three subcommittees will be made to make action plans based on the services, technologies, and skills of each member. These subcommittees will be in charge of education, technology and research, and damage support, respectively.

This is the first time that the private and public sectors have joined forces on such a large scale to solve some of the social and economic problems caused by digital transformation.

The idea for the alliance came from KT CEO Koo Hyun-mo, who said that creating a healthy digital ecosystem is also a form of corporate social responsibility that goes beyond using digital technology.

Koo, who is expected to be reappointed as CEO at a shareholders meeting in March next year, has emphasised the importance of human-centred ESG practice, with digital safety at the forefront this year to commemorate the 20th anniversary of KT's privatisation.

Through the education subcommittee, the 22 groups will create a variety of instructional initiatives to address the digital divide and help consumers improve their abilities to protect themselves from digital risks.

Under the guidance of the technology and research subcommittee, the One Team is also focusing on digital crime prevention based on AI and big data. The companies will work together to improve technology that can spot the first signs of voice phishing or smishing.

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