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Comment: Rise in Japanese criminal investigations into personal-data misuse rings alarm bell on risks

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 18 Oct 2023 06:58
  • 18 Oct 2023 06:58
Criminal investigations into personal-data misuse are on the rise in Japan, and privacy experts are warning that companies and individuals should be aware of this new trend.
The notion that a violation of personal-information protection law is handled only by the data-protection commission’s gentle stick is no longer valid. When

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Sachiko Sakamaki

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo

Sachiko covers antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security, as well as patent disputes related to connected cars. She has an undergraduate degree from Waseda University in Tokyo and a master's degree in communications from United States International (now Alliant International) University in California. She previously worked as a journalist for Time magazine, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Bloomberg News, and the Washington Post in Japan.

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