Why do you need a SS for some Korean games


For some Korean games, you need a Korean Social Security number to play.

I don't understand, why is it a requirement? What's the justification?

Best Answer

The reason behind this is the Korean "Cyber defamation law" forbidding users from making anonymous comments.

One way of ensuring this requirement is for game developers to couple each account to a uniquely identifiable attribute for each person, in this case, their Korean social security number.