S-Space Graduate School of Public Administration (행정대학원) Dept. of Public Administration (행정학과) Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총, KJPS) Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총) vol.14 (1999)
Public management information systems and the issue of privacy: a case study on the electronic id card project in South Korea
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- Korean Journal of Policy Studies, Vol.14, pp. 75-86
- The purpose of this paper is to consider privacy concerns regarding South Korea's electronic
ID card project. In 1996 the South Korean government proposed the world's first computerized
personal information system project called the "Electronic Identification Card Project", but the
government withdrew from the electronic ID card project in 1999 in the wake of heavy protest.
Computerization of information has brought so much convenience to our everyday routine that
it is virtually impossible to think of life without it. Within the background of the importance of
computerization, I will highlight the main features of this electronic ID card project and its impact on the privacy issue.