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business as usual.high tech country way of doing of things.

sumimasen and 1 min of bowing in TV,problem solved.

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Just use the safe answer of “we were drunk and we don’t remember the incident.”

Bowing is also a winner!!!

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As long as they deliver the post..

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I went to a Post Office last week, and had to do a double take at the cables coming out the terminals. LPT and COM cables!!! How is there any expectation they can protect data?

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Kishida is fixing all the corruption in Japan.

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I went to a Post Office last week, and had to do a double take at the cables coming out the terminals. LPT and COM cables!!! How is there any expectation they can protect data?

Wifi is less secure than cables. FAX is more secure than the internet because the data is self-contained and isn't sent to god-knows-where and back. I agree that it is slowing the Japanese economy but as a person who works with computers it's wrong to say that modernisation is inherintly more secure.

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Data scandal yesterday, data scandal today ...

But yeah reported data on covid is trustable in this country ...

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Japan Post Co says it lost documents containing information on a total of 290,000 clients at 6,565 post offices nationwide, much larger than its earlier finding of 67,000 clients.

Not only has your personal data been leaked, we are going to start charging for all kinds of your financial transfers! Enjoy the excellent customer service!

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/b65f7d67838ba17743e2ff67156061ea6399afcc

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Not surprised, any time the government gets involved or runs any business people tend to get laxed and lazy, just like in most other contries.

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Typical example of Japanese IT is.

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What about the regulatory / legal repercussions (e.g. fines, governmental investigation, etc)? What about the remediation plans to avoid this from reoccurrence?

"We apologize sincerely and will make all efforts to prevent such an incident from happening again," Hasegawa said.

Oh well, now that takes cares of everything then...We're all reassured (sigh)...

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The Financial Services Agency and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications are considering taking administrative measures against Japan Post, a person familiar with the matter said.

No one should be surprised, as the management of JP is still stuck in "komuin" mode and has not learned about living in the real world.

The Agency here should fine the hell out of them, and force the idiots in charge to retire!

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That's why I don't have my personal data in JP post.

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@Larr

So where do you have your personal data then? Google? MS?

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Stick to faxes, and leave USB memory sticks to the next century.

Information Security in a nutshell.

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I sent a package to the US a couple weeks ago and learned that starting in January all packages will have to be first registered online. We went ahead and registered online and found the process very time consuming and demanded excessive personal info. This story confirms that my fears were fully warranted. Our data is doomed.

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@rzadigi. I think this is a requirement of the USPS and Japan have to comply.

Getting anything across borders is getting tougher: people, goods or data. It's only going to get worse.

According to the article, the Post Office documents have not been leaked or exposed. They appear to have been deleted from their archives (physical or digital) before they should have been. Normally they hold them for 10 years in case lawyers or law enforcement wish to check them.

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FAX is more secure than the internet because the data is self-contained and isn't sent to god-knows-where and back.

Sorry to burst your bubble.

Fax data is not encrypted. I can intercept any fax with two needles and a fax client sofware in my laptop.

Fax is the most insecure form of comunnication I can think of.

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FAX is more secure than the internet because the data is self-contained and isn't sent to god-knows-where and back.

Security through obscurity is not security.

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At least they don’t lose the mail…

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@Peter Neil

At least they don’t lose the mail…

Err...

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/24-000-items-of-undelivered-mail-hidden-at-postman%E2%80%99s-home

And if I recall correctly, this was not the first time this happened either...

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Iron LadDec. 16  05:53 pm JST

Kishida is fixing all the corruption in Japan.

I take it you had this meaning in mind.

'Fixing'

INFORMAL

the illegal or underhand influencing of the outcome of something such as a race, match, or election.

Yeah, and I'm sure the Post office too, are fixing things right now, before any outside investigations can commence.

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