On November 25, 2010, a publishing house in Tokyo released a book reproducing 469 pages of police documents that were leaked on the Internet in late October. The documents are said to contain the names, photos and addresses of foreign residents of Japan who apparently have been subject to anti-terrorism investigations.

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Justice Michael Kirby shared his experiences and offered insights in his remarks at the 30th anniversary celebration of the adoption of the OECD Guidelines.

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In February 24, 2010, an Italian court in Milan found three Google executives guilty of violating applicable Italian privacy laws.  The executives were accused of violating Italian law by having allowed a video showing an autistic teenager being bullied to be posted online.  The Google executives, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, Chief Privacy Counsel Peter Fleischer and former Chief Financial Officer George Reyes, were fined and received six-month suspended jail sentences.
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