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Privacy Laws to be Overhauled Korea To Ban Online Collection Of Resident Numbers

Resident registration numbers will no longer be requested by websites and companies as the government announced measures for better data protection. The announcement came amid privacy concerns after a series of large-scale hackings into major portals and other data related crimes such as identity theft and voice phishing here. Aimed at minimizing the collection and use of resident registration numbers, the new plan contains stronger measures to prevent potential data leakage. More specific regulations will be finalized through the pending revision to the personal information protection law that is scheduled in the second half of the year, officials said.

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