South Korea to tackle online registration ID number leaks

Jianggan Li reports:

The Korean government will abolish a system that requires citizens to use their real names and resident registration numbers when posting messages on commenting online.

The move is part of the security overhauls currently being planned by Ministry of Public Administration & Security (MOPAS).


The total number of known leaked resident registration numbers has been fast increasing every year – from 1503 in 2008 to 7033 in 2009. It was revealed that 7543 were leaked so far this year.

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