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Seoul City to Inspect Public Restrooms for Hidden Cameras

Seoul City to Inspect Public Restrooms for Hidden Cameras

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government announced an ambitious plan Sunday to carry out daily inspections of all public restrooms in the city for hidden cameras that are used for crimes against women. The move comes amid growing public anger toward sexual violence and hidden camera crimes. Currently, the city employs [...]

Police to Treat Hidden Cameras as Cyber Terrorism

Police to Treat Hidden Cameras as Cyber Terrorism

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Moving forward, South Korean law enforcement agencies will be treating hidden camera crimes as cyber terrorism. This new designation applies not only to those who capture the illicit footage, but also those who distribute such materials. The National Police Agency said that it was adding 159 police investigators currently [...]

Gov’t to Crack Down on Hidden Cameras in Public Restrooms

Gov’t to Crack Down on Hidden Cameras in Public Restrooms

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — With spy cameras hidden in public restrooms becoming a serious concern to many in South Korea, the government has announced it will be spending 5 billion won to regularly check for hidden cameras installed in the over 50,000 public washrooms. The announcement was made today by three government agencies: [...]

Seoul’s Search for Hidden Cameras Will Extend to Malls and Universities

Seoul’s Search for Hidden Cameras Will Extend to Malls and Universities

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul is ramping up efforts in a turf war against peeping toms by expanding the scope of its site inspections for hidden cameras to include universities, performance halls, shopping malls and other locations frequented by large groups of people. The South Korean metropolis first formed an all-female hidden recording [...]

Student Unions Declare War on University Campus Voyeurism

Student Unions Declare War on University Campus Voyeurism

SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Student unions from a number of universities in Seoul are ramping up efforts to tackle the growing problem of voyeurism that is plaguing university campuses around the country. In the wake of the failure of universities and law enforcement to address the growing threat of voyeurism facing female students, student [...]

With Swimming Season Approaching, Police Announce Crackdown on Voyeurism

With Swimming Season Approaching, Police Announce Crackdown on Voyeurism

SEOUL, Jun. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — As the summer is approaching rapidly, the risk of voyeurism is on the rise, particularly at beaches and  swimming pools. Warnings of secret cameras were issued earlier this month with the opening of Haeundae Beach in Busan, which became the first of 272 beaches in South Korea to open [...]