A Study on The Problem in Policy of Korean Resident Registration Number: On Basis of Freedom of Data Provision

현행 주민번호제도의 문제점에 관한 연구: 정보 제공 자유도를 기반으로

  • Received : 2016.09.23
  • Accepted : 2016.11.20
  • Published : 2016.11.28


Although the problem of personal data leakage is reported to be serious, there has been no research that tries to excavate out that real cause of the leakage in scientific prospective. Although this topic is considered to be crucial, there have been no literatures relevant to the topic, and the reason for this limitation is that scientific approach to this problem was not feasible. In this respect, in this paper a model for such scientific analysis and a methodology of analysis have been devised. Results show that the degree of rigidity turns out be the determinant that vindicates the degree of leakage. The notion of data rigidity is revealed to be very strongly correlated to the number of hacking incidents in each country. The notion of resident data freedom was then deployed in this paper to determine the world-wide ranking for a slew of different countries. The United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea turned out to be the two extreme countries that lie in the spectrum of the scale, with UK the most flexible and ROK one of the most rigid.


Resident identification;Personal information leakage;Hacking;Resident data freedom;Data rigidity


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