Benesse ordered to improve personal info management after data theft

Kyodo News provides an update to a breach involving education services provider Benesse. The breach was disclosed in July:

The industry ministry on Friday ordered Benesse Corp. to improve its management of personal information after the company was embroiled in Japan’s biggest-ever data theft.

The company’s investigative team has found that some 28.95 million customers were affected by the incident. Earlier this month, Benesse submitted to the ministry a report on its probe over the theft of its in-house data, including names, addresses and birth dates of children, and measures to prevent similar incidents.

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