By Tim Wilson
Dec 28, 2009
A former executive of a matchmaking service firm in China is accused of
stealing the personal data of about 16,000 registrants and attempting to
sell it to other matchmaking firms.
According to a news report by Yomiuri Shimbun, the Chiba-based
matchmaking firm, Web In Chiba Prefecture, is planning to lodge a
criminal complaint over theft and other crimes against the 49-year-old
former board member, who allegedly removed the information before he
quit the firm in August 2006.
According to the firm, the former board member allegedly stole the
membership information of about 11,000 men and 5,000 women in Tokyo and
21 prefectures -- including their addresses, names, dates of birth, and
phone numbers -- with the aim of selling it.
The stolen data dates from 2005, when all of the firm's staff had access
to the data, the report says.
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