Following the problem that the USB memory containing the personal information of all citizens of Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture was temporarily lost, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Kaneko expressed his intention to request local governments to reinforce information security measures.

In Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, an official of a company outsourced by the city temporarily lost a USB memory containing personal information such as the names, addresses, and dates of birth of all 460,000 citizens. ..



Regarding this issue, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Kaneko said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, "It is extremely important for local governments to properly manage important information such as resident information, and it is very disappointing that an information leakage case has occurred. That's it. "



On that basis, he said, "We have been asking each local government to take sufficient measures to prevent cases by consignment companies, but we will continue to make steady efforts to ensure that information security measures are taken appropriately." He stated that he would like the local government to reinforce information security measures.

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