Posted by olmal AKP STAFF 27 days ago

Korean credit card issuer 'Shinhan Card' stirs controversy after sending out text messages promoting Kang Daniel's music video


Shinhan Card, one of the largest credit card issuers in South Korea, is under fire for abusing personal information of their clients. 

On September 16, about 20,000 clients of the company received a text message promoting Kang Daniel's music video 'What Are You Up To'. Many clients have inquired about this incident, but each representative gave different answers to it.


According to Article 50 of the Information and Communications Network Act, when transmitting advertisements for commercial purposes, prior consent must be warranted and the text must explicitly say that it contains information for advertisement. None of these were met in the said text messages. 

Currently, the company has not published an official statement while clients who received the message are waiting for the response from the Financial Supervisory Service and Consumer Protection Agency

Stay tuned for updates. 

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primazaza550 pts 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

Shinhan said they send the SMS as a test only to the ones in possession of Wanna One cards who agreed to receving SMS. So the customers are the one at fault for agreeing to SMS. Anyway it's not like they pay if they click on the link. Konnect also added that Daniel is not Shinhan model.

So it's not a controversy, and not Daniel, Konnect or Danity doing.

Just once again haters trying to stir up things ~



kirinator160 pts 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

It seems Shinhan bank was trying out the response rate of their content recommendation service and Kang Daniel's MV was chosen for it. More of a Shinhan issue and what the user agrees to share with the bank rather than the idol. Good reminder to read the user agreements they come up with I guess.



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