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Leak Exposes Foreign Residents' Personal Information

DATA LOSS—JAPAN

December 8, 2010

The Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports on the release of a book containing Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department anti-terrorism documents leaked on the Internet in October. The 469-page book contains the unedited personal information of foreign residents being monitored by Japanese authorities, the report states, and also includes names of police officers involved in the cases as well as individuals who are cooperating with police investigations. A court has halted sales of the book after several affected individuals demanded legal action to prevent further damage.
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