Monday, August 11, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, June 19 2008] Korea's Online Identity System to Be Strengthened

The Korea Communications Committee plans to expand the online real-name system. A new regulation stipulates that when an Internet user posts or spreads a message on a portal site that is false or degrading to other individuals or companies, the portal will be required to step up monitoring and supervision of its contents.

A KCC official said Wednesday that the committee is planning to set up a research team including outside personnel to review the effects of the online real-name system. The existing online real-name system was applied to a total of 37 sites: 16 portals with a daily average of over 300,000 visitors, six user-created content sites, and 15 media sites with a daily average of 200,000 visitors.

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