New Japanese ID System Reports First Data Leak
from the and-it-won't-be-the-last dept
I had avoided posting all the various stories about the new national ID system in Japan that has people there yelling about potential violations. I figured I’d wait until the first violation cropped up. Well, that didn’t take long. The system was launched on Monday, and today it was revealed that over 2,500 people were sent the private information of others in the system. “I apologize deeply for the trouble we have caused and ask for your understanding as we proceed with the new resident registry network,” is the “apology” quote given for the blunder. Unfortunately, in a system that contains all sorts of private data, there isn’t really any room for “understanding” when they screw up.