There was an interesting court case about privacy in Japan.
A man who was arrested and fined about five years ago for indecency with a minor took his claim to the court. His claim was that the current situation on the Internet, which his name and arrest record was accessble, would prevent him from successful rehabilitation; therefore, all record related to the crime should be erased from the Internet. What do you think?
The decision was made yesterday – the judge denied the man’s claim. One of the reasoning is its timing – the crime took place not such a long time ago; therefore, it is not necessary to erase the record.
We are now all concerned with the power of digital world, the privacy issues, human rights and so on. This news, which I read here, on Asahi Shimbun Newspaper, made me think all sorts of things…