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The computer engineer at the center of the big data scandal at Benesse Corp. was served a fresh arrest warrant Monday on suspicion of stealing data on about 20 million of its customers, Tokyo police said.

Masaomi Matsuzaki, 39, who was hired as a systems engineer by Synform Co., an Okayama-based affiliate of Benesse Holdings Inc., Benesse’s parent, allegedly copied the data onto a memory card in his smartphone from Synform’s office in Tama, western Tokyo, on June 27.

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