Jul 13, 2016

Tokyo High Court overturns man's 'right to be forgotten'

The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday rescinded a lower court judgment that recognized the “right to be forgotten” in a case filed by a man who demanded Google Inc. eliminate five-year-old articles on his crime record from its search results. The court rejected the ...

Jul 15, 2015

Ban on possession of child porn takes effect in Japan

Japan finally moved to ban the possession of pornographic photos and videos of children on Wednesday, amid growing international criticism as the only Group of Seven industrialized country that had not passed a law on the matter. After the Diet amended the law on ...

Dec 12, 2014

Britain's CGHQ to deploy online spies to track child porn

The British spy agency GCHQ will create a specialist unit to track child pornography and hunt abusers online, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday. It will be run by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), which has assisted investigations in the past but has ...

Oct 30, 2014

Cambodia arrests U.S. deserter sought over child porn

Police in Cambodia said Wednesday they have arrested a man identified by media there as a U.S. Army deserter wanted in Florida for offenses involving child pornography. Col. Oum Phy, deputy police chief in northeastern Kratie province, said Michael Edward Harris was arrested there ...

Mar 27, 2014

NPA issues list of malicious web sites to advertising firms

Police said Thursday they have compiled a list of Web sites that are refusing to comply with demands to delete illegal or harmful information in order to protect their revenue streams. The list was issued to advertising agencies to encourage them to avoid placing ...

Jul 18, 2013

Line urged to take sex crime preventive measures

The provider of the Line communications application for smartphones is urged to take preventive measures against sex crimes after a boy in Kyoto Prefecture was arrested on suspicion of sharing child porn video footage using the app.