30 Nov Japan Gov’t Interviews Apple, Google on Privacy Practices
Executives from the “GAFA” group of tech giants were interviewed this week by a government panel composed of experts, representatives from the Japan Fair Trade Commission, and the trade and communications ministries to learn how the companies handle user information.
The closed door hearing, which was a first in Japan, is expected to aid the development of the country’s proposed IT industry regulations.
The companies assured the officials that they had systems in place to guarantee transparent and fair personal information use. They also asked the government to introduce rules that are “smart and efficient.” and implored the administration to avoid stifling technological innovation through overregulation and be mindful of the different features of individual internet businesses.
Source: The Mainichi