World Sep 17, 2019

Personal data leaked for almost entire population of Ecuador

The personal data of almost the entire population of Ecuador has been leaked online, security experts said Monday, in a massive breach the government called a "very delicate" issue. An estimated 17 million people, including almost 7 million minors and children, had their data exposed ...

Business Jul 9, 2019

Japan grants certification for first time to 'information banks'

The Information Technology Federation of Japan has certified FeliCa Pocket Marketing Inc. and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank as "information banks" to allow companies to use personal data for business purposes. The certification, announced Monday, is the first of its kind. It is based on a ...

Government urges utilities in Japan to manage data with care

Business May 23, 2019

Government urges utilities in Japan to manage data with care

The government asked critical infrastructure operators Thursday to manage important data in Japan rigorously, in a bid to prevent its disclosure. The request was made as part of the government's revised guidelines on security standards for operators of essential services such as electricity, water and ...