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Real-Name System To See Its Demise

ONLINE PRIVACY—SOUTH KOREA

August 12, 2011

The South Korean government will push ahead with plans to scrap the real-name system for Internet users in the wake of the country's worst online security breach, TMCnet reports. A report on how to protect personal information online is soon expected from the Ministry of Public Administration and Security and will include plans for scrapping the system, which was launched in 2007 and requires people to use their real names and resident registration numbers when posting to websites with more than 100,000 visitors per day. Last month, 35 million online users had their sensitive data, including their passwords and resident registration numbers, breached.
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