• Kyodo


The Nagoya District Court on Friday rejected a lawsuit filed by 20 residents that demanded the government suspend the use of the My Number national identification system and pay ¥2.2 million in damages for invading privacy.

The court’s ruling is the second in a series of similar lawsuits filed at eight district courts nationwide over the system launched in January 2016, which allocates a 12-digit ID number to every resident of Japan to streamline administrative procedures for taxation and social security.

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