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Operator of Yahoo! Japan, Line Slapped with Administrative Steps

Operator of Yahoo! Japan, Line Slapped with Administrative Steps

   Tokyo, March 28 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government's Personal Information Protection Commission on Thursday issued a recommendation and guidance to LY Corp., the operator of the Yahoo! Japan internet portal and the Line messaging app, over suspected personal information leaks.
   The company has announced that nearly 520,000 records of personal information of Line users, its clients and employees may have been breached due to unauthorized access last autumn to a server of Naver Corp., a South Korean technology company with which LY has capital ties.
   Following the incident, the government panel urged the company to implement corrective measures and report on progress in improving the situation.
   The panel also instructed the company to take preventive measures, in light of the possibility that personal information of users of the Yahoo! Japan Auction site have been compromised.

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