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posted by Dopefish on Tuesday February 18 2014, @10:30AM   Printer-friendly
from the ensuring-fairness-and-safety dept.

Papas Fritas writes:

"Michael Kitchen at Marketwatch reports that when companies in the US are hacked for customer information they often seem to react to such thefts with little more than a sigh and a shrug if they even report it at all. But in South Korea, they don't mess around with ID theft.

South Korea's financial-services regulator announced Sunday that three firms which suffered the theft of consumers' data last year would be barred from issuing any new credit cards or extending any loans for three months. In addition, the executives at the companies involved showed their contrition by going before television cameras and making deep bows and personal apologies. Some executives reportedly resigned over the incident, even though the alleged ID thieves were caught and arrested. The South Korean Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) said the companies had 'neglected their legal duties of preventing any leakage of customer information.'"

 
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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by FatPhil on Tuesday February 18 2014, @11:58AM

    by FatPhil (863) <pc-soylentNO@SPAMasdf.fi> on Tuesday February 18 2014, @11:58AM (#1547) Homepage

    South Korea *seems* advance certainly, but it's not necessarily much more than a facade. I've seen the inside of Samsung. Were I to tell you what they demand you run on your machines, such as browsers and versions, I'd be in breach of NDA. But for someone who was supposed to be a linux kernel developer, I can assure you it wasn't a pretty sight.

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