Authorities slow with data changes ahead of new ID card

National Jul 30, 2015

Authorities slow with data changes ahead of new ID card

Municipalities are struggling to reorganize their information technology systems to guard against possible data leaks ahead of the government's implementation of a new ID card system in January. Under the My Number system, local governments plan to assign every resident in Japan a number by ...

National Oct 14, 2014

Benesse leak prompts reforms in data reselling industry

The massive leak of personal data from education services provider Benesse Corp. has prompted data aggregators to tighten the way they work and has spurred the government to consider ways to prevent such breaches in the future. A systems engineer currently on trial is accused ...