Corrective Steps Urged for Recruit Career over Job Data Scandal

Politics

Tokyo, Aug. 26 (Jiji Press)--A Japanese government panel on Monday urged job information provider Recruit Career Co. to take corrective measures, following its controversial sales to client firms of data on the odds of job-hunting students declining informal job offers without their consent.

The practice violated the law for protecting personal data, the Personal Information Protection Commission said. This is the first time for the commission to issue instructions for corrective action since it was established in 2016.

The panel called on the Tokyo-based company to review its organizational structure to ensure that the rights of individuals are protected appropriately and to improve employee awareness, including in its management team.

The commission required the firm to take concrete steps and report them by Sept. 30.

The panel also instructed Recruit Career to clearly explain to users of its "Rikunabi" job information website how it offers personal data to third parties.

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