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Smartphone apps' security to be examined by Japanese telecom regulator, amid renewed concerns about TikTok

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 31 Aug 2022 06:53
  • 31 Aug 2022 06:53
Japan’s communications ministry is allocating a new budget to examine smartphone apps’ data security, given renewed concerns that personal data of video-sharing app TikTok users might be accessed by China-based employees of its parent company ByteDance.

TikTok is under renewed scrutiny in the US, the UK and elsewhere, with the US communications

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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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