Japan’s government to urge infrastructure data be kept on servers in Japan
I’m surprised that they have to ask and haven’t just required this by law already — and that applies not just to Japan but to all countries. It doesn’t have to be an alliance against China motivating the move to keep critical data on servers located within the country. Or am I missing something here and this is not as straightforward as I might think?
The Yomiuri Shimbun reports:
From April at the earliest, the government will ask operators of crucial infrastructure (see below) such as power and water suppliers to store their electronic data on servers located in Japan, as part of security measures against the threat of cyberwar.
The measure is aimed at protecting information indispensable for the security of people’s lives and for industrial competitiveness, with an eye on possible cyber-attacks by China and other countries.
Read more on The Japan News.