August 28, 2008

Japan Govt Urges KDDI to Ensure Privacy of Communications

Tokyo, Aug. 28 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said Thursday that it has instructed KDDI Corp. to improve its safety control to ensure privacy of communications and system reliability.

The major Japanese mobile phone carrier has experienced four cases of system failures since July. The incidents include internet connection failures and delivering e-mails to wrong addresses.

The ministry concluded that the failures occurred because KDDI launched services without sufficient software verification. It gave the administrative order because the company neglected its duty to provide stable, secure services to its users.

The ministry has also asked KDDI to submit a report by Sept. 29 on preventive measures against systems failures.END

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