For a businessman, “being able to talk on a factual basis” is fundamental.
Do not judge things by guesses and rumors.
I then considered the wonder of the China bias.
Japan has a lot of them. Especially the bias in reporting related to Chinese language.
Of course, Japan and China have different political systems. But I don’t want to talk about that, I want to talk about the attitude of the press in Japan.
The other day, LINE’s “user information was viewable by its subsidiary in China,” which was apparently also viewable by its headquarters in Korea and other countries, but this has not been much of an issue. This means that we have to consider the bias that the same fact can be reported differently depending on the political system.
And furthermore, what legal problems were there? Just that people in the LINE subsidiary that was in China have access to the subscription information? Tying that to the Chinese government’s 2017 enactment of the National Information Law (a law that allows companies in China to request information from companies in China), “Japanese personal information is leaking to the Chinese government!” I think it’s as far-fetched as a conspiracy theory to make a fuss about it.
And there was no legal problem in this case, not one! (Surprising, isn’t it? (Did people only read the headlines?)
There is no evidence that personal data was leaked from LINE’s Chinese subsidiary. In the first place, there was no information transfer itself, only the fact that it could be viewed.
The Personal Information Protection Law stipulates that the consent of the user must be obtained in the transfer of personal information to a third party overseas, but since no information was transferred in this case, there is no problem here either.
I don’t know what the problem is at this point, but next time, will all the presidents of Japanese companies that have servers in Dalian, China, as well as LINE, have to apologize for not being aware of the problem? Mystery!
Regarding the National Intelligence Law, a Chinese security official emphasized that many countries, including the United States, are already asking organizations and individuals to cooperate in national intelligence activities. Regarding the possibility of the Chinese government collecting information on Japanese companies, he denied the possibility, saying, “There is no need to do so, as our technology is already superior to that of Japanese companies in many fields.
A fact that makes me cry. Yes, from the point of view of China, which has long surpassed Japan’s technology, I think this is a laughably low-level story.
Rather, the fact that Facebook’s data on 530 million individuals is manipulating individuals in order to generate advertising revenue is a bigger problem.
Rakuten was also just invested by China’s Tencent, and both the U.S. and Japanese governments are monitoring it. …. You should thoroughly monitor Facebook first.
In the future, if a Japanese company gets investment from China, will it be monitored?
This looks like a “21st century version of red hunting,” doesn’t it?
So, let’s all look at the facts!
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