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Why do Japan’s Line users worry when data is stored in South Korea but not in the US, with companies like Google and Apple?

  • Millions of users of the messaging app – including government departments – were shocked to learn their data was stored on servers in South Korea and had been accessed by engineers in Shanghai
  • While Line has promised to transfer the data, experts say Japanese must wake up to the fact that there are risks to storing data abroad

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Corrected [5:42pm, 31 Mar, 2021]

  • [5:42pm, 31 Mar, 2021]

    This piece originally said Line stored data in China, a reference that was removed after a notification from the company saying this was not the case.

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