• Jiji


The government on Friday adopted a bill that would mandate that businesses notify internet users when sending information on them to third parties, including browsing histories.

The bill is designed to protect people by creating rules on the handling of information that is currently used in targeted advertising without users’ knowledge. The bill includes a provision to request businesses to handle user information properly, after personal information of users of the messaging app Line was left accessible to a Chinese affiliate of the firm.

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