Thursday, October 30, 2008

Korean Websites to Stop Using Citizen's National Identification Numbers

As reported widely in the press , the Korea Communications Commission has announced a revision to the Act on Promotion of Utilization of Information and Communication Network and Data Protection. All portal sites with average daily visitors of 50,000 or more, and all online commercial and games websites with average daily visitors of 10,000 or more must devise a new membership registration process that does not require resident registration number. Under the current system of relying on the citizens national ID number for registration, there has been considerable leakage of private data. About 1,176 websites will be affected by these new rules.


  1. Yaaaaaay!

    At last,
    the most wired, technologically up-to-date nation-state in the whole world
    finally manages to enter the modern era of civil rights.

    Congratulations, Our Country!

  2. I just hope there's a way to retrieve my password without having to enter that number. I mean, there's a lot of us, non-Koreans not living in Korea, who just want to sign onto a Korean community or use their blog service because it looks cute. I've managed to get onto Daum but I forgot the password!! >_<