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Japan to consider export control on cyber surveillance tools to prevent human rights violations

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 24 Dec 2021 03:22
  • 24 Dec 2021 03:22
The Japanese government will consider introducing an export-control mechanism to prevent Japan’s cyber surveillance technologies such as facial recognition systems, from reaching authoritarian governments that may use them to violate human rights.
Business daily Nikkei reported today that the government is considering designating technologies that could be used to abuse

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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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