Jun 142012
 June 14, 2012  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Online

Park Hyong-ki reports:

The Korea Communications Commission said Thursday that it will soon begin restricting websites from requiring subscribers or users to register their resident identification numbers.

This measure follows a law revision that will be implemented beginning August 18, in an effort to make Korea a “clean Internet” society, which had been vulnerable to hacking and ID theft.

All online sites, including portals, e-commerce and shopping malls, will not be able to ask or demand that consumers type in their national numbers, which are equivalent to the U.S. Social Security numbers, beginning next month.

Read more on Korea Herald.

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