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Japan messenger app Line let engineers in China access user data without consent -media

Japan messenger app Line let engineers in China access user data without consent -media

17/3/2021 5:28:00 AM

Japan messenger app Line let engineers in China access user data without consent -media

Japanese messaging app Line, owned by SoftBank Corp's Z Holdings Corp, allowed Chinese engineers at a Shanghai affiliate to access data on ...

BusinessJapanese messaging app Line, owned by SoftBank Corp's Z Holdings Corp, allowed Chinese engineers at a Shanghai affiliate to access data on Japanese users without gaining their consent, Japanese media reported on Wednesday.FILE PHOTO: The logo of free messaging app Line is pictured on a smartphone and the company's stuffed toy in this photo illustration taken in Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 23, 2014. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Illustration

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17 Mar 2021 10:05AMShare this contentBookmarkTOKYO: Japanese messaging app Line, owned by SoftBank Corp's Z Holdings Corp, allowed Chinese engineers at a Shanghai affiliate to access data on Japanese users without gaining their consent, Japanese media reported on Wednesday.

"There hasn't been anything that breached legal or regulatory boundaries," a spokesman for Line said."We always put ourselves to a standard were we want to be as transparent as possible."AdvertisementAdvertisementThe reports come after Line this month became part of Z Holdings, formerly Yahoo Japan, creating a US$30 billion domestic internet heavyweight to compete against local and U.S. rivals. headtopics.com

Four engineers at a company in China that performs system development for Line were allowed to access servers that contained the names, phone numbers and e-mails of users, the Asahi newspaper said.Messages themselves can only be read by the sender and receiver as Line, like other messaging apps, encrypts message content end to end.

Z Holdings is controlled by SoftBank Corp through holding company A Holdings, which is jointly owned by SoftBank Corp and South Korea's Naver Corp, the former operator of Line.AdvertisementAdvertisementZ Holdings announced the Line tie-up last year but was delayed from October because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shares of Z Holdings dipped 2per cent in morning trade to 605.5 yen, compared with the Tokyo exchange's TOPIX index which was flat.(Reporting by Tim Kelly, Takashi Umekawa and Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Himani Sarkar and Christopher Cushing) Read more: CNA »

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