Jul 25, 2015

Regulate drones but not too much

The government is making welcome moves to regulate the operation of drones, but authorities must take care not to stifle the burgeoning technology.

Jun 16, 2015

GPS as an investigation tool

A mandatory procedure governing the use of GPS in police investigations should be established to ensure people's privacy rights are not violated.

Apr 21, 2013

Monitoring workers by smartphone

Employers' ability to monitor employees' actions and whereabouts via smartphones fitted with GPS apps is not a positive step in Japanese workplaces.

Mar 30, 2013

ID system raises thorny issues

There are problems with the Abe administration's bill to launch the "my number" system, which would integrate personal data onto a single ID card.