Lawsuit filed in Tokyo on bankruptcy online map

A lawsuit has been filed in a Tokyo district court against a man from Kanagawa Prefecture who ran a website displaying a Google map with the names, addresses and other bankruptcy information of people.

In the lawsuit, two people who have been the subject of personal bankruptcy claim that the website violated their privacy, demanding a total of 220,000 damages.

At the first hearing of the case, the defendant asked the court in writing to dismiss the claim.

Information on bankrupt people is published in the official government gazette, including its online edition.

But the plaintiffs argue that it was much easier to find such information via an online map than in the Official Journal, and therefore the map was capable of causing even greater damage. The plaintiffs also claim that the card was not intended to serve the public interest.

According to the complaint and other sources, the bankruptcy card was launched around December 2018. Before being closed in March 2019, this card contained personal information about people involved in several hundred thousand bankruptcy cases. personal across the country over the previous three. years.

The plaintiffs’ attorney quoted them as saying they were afraid to come out after the map was posted online.

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