Jul 252014
 July 25, 2014  Posted by  Breaches, Non-U.S.

An editorial in the Japan Times in the wake of a massive data leak begins:

The massive customer data theft from education service provider Benesse Corp. has highlighted the danger of such data — which included the names, dates of birth, gender and parents’ address and telephone numbers of millions of children in this case — spreading quickly and limitlessly among businesses that pay to obtain the information they need for targeted marketing. Along with the efforts by companies to prevent leaks of their customer data, measures need to be taken to close the loopholes that allow private information to easily proliferate.

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