Japan government warns against Baidu input

pic_proEranet News on December 27 morning, Baidu claimed that the content uploaded to its server does not contain any persona Baidu Inc, China’s largest search engine, said Thursday there was no illegal uploading or personal information leakage in response to the Japanese government’s call for organizational users to stop using Baidu’s Japanese input software.

The Japanese government issued the warning because the software uploads information to Baidu’s servers, news portal sina.com reported Thursday, citing Japanese media.

The data from Baidu’s branch in Japan showed that in Japan, 2 million users were using Baidu’s Japanese input software, according to the report.

Baidu said its input software obeys Japan’s laws as well as Internet industry conventions, according to its e-mailed statement.

It is common for input software to keep the information typed in by the users, because the information is essential for the software to build and upgrade its vocabulary based on users’ habits, Dong Xu, a senior analyst with Internet consultancy Analysys International, told the Global Times Thursday.

l and private information and the only aim of uploading is to improve users’ experience.

Baidu also said that the uploaded information and servers are kept and managed in Japan so there is no illegal uploading behavior or information leakage risk.

The personal and private information refers to information about a person that can reveal his or her identity, such as name, gender, and cellphone number, Zhao Zhanling, an IT legal expert, told the Global Times Thursday.
Baidu said it is in negotiation with the Japanese government over the input software issue and is striving to reach an understanding.

The NISC also suggested not using Google input software and Microsoft input software, but the two companies could not be reached for comment by press time.

This source from Internet.

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