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S. Korea Drops Term ‘Alien’ from Foreigner ID Cards

S. Korea Drops Term ‘Alien’ from Foreigner ID Cards

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The word ‘alien’ will be removed from the registration cards issued to all foreigners residing in South Korea. The use of the term has been under constant criticism since ‘alien’ may also mean ‘extraterrestrial’ or ‘stranger’ in exclusionary terms. The Ministry of Justice announced Monday that it will select [...]

Korean Mobile Carriers Ordered to Destroy Fingerprints

Korean Mobile Carriers Ordered to Destroy Fingerprints

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean government has finally had enough of the three major mobile carriers’ habitual practice of collecting fingerprint information by scanning the back of customers’ ID cards as an identity verification measure. Fingerprint information is found on the back of all Korean ID cards, and the total number of [...]