South Korean government pushes to phase out online real-name policy
Good bye Big Brother!? Amazing, isn't it, that a government is backing off on something like this. True, like gun control laws that ensure only criminals have guns, such a policy doesn't prevent any online action that someone really wants to do. And, the information does exist online in other places. Still, just as there's no reason to use SSNs, there's no reason for South Korea to require resident registration codes as part of an online verifiation process.