Police shed light on Japan’s black market for personal info

I just read an interesting news piece related to the previous blog entry on the black market sale of personal information in Japan. It seems that Japan’s personal information protection law which went into effect in 2005 created the market, and one group made almost $11 million using employees of numerous companies to provide the information.  Insiders at Hello Work job centers, NTT DoCoMo Inc., KDDI Corp., Softbank Mobile Corp., and some shop clerks have all been arrested.  Read more on Japan Times.

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