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Press Release

April 27, 2012

Appeal for Opinions on Draft Final Report from “Smart Phone and Cloud Security Research Society”

  The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has held the “Smart Phone and Cloud Security Research Society” (Chairman: Suguru YAMAGUCHI, Professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology) from October 2011. The MIC will hold an appeal for opinions on a draft final report compiled by this Research Society from April 28 (Sat) to May 28 (Mon), 2012.

1.Background

  The MIC has held the “Smart Phone and Cloud Security Research Society” for the purpose of extracting issues concerning information security in the use of smart phones and cloud services thorough smart phones and deliberate on measures to be taken for constructing an environment for safe and secure use of smart phones.
  In December 2011, an interim report was compiled including the “three rules for smart phone information security” describing immediate measures that should be deliberated for the introduction by mobile phone carriers and terminal manufacturing business operators and the minimal matters that need to be respected by users in order to improve the information security level of smart phones, and it was officially announced.
  The MIC will hold an appeal for opinions in response to the draft final report that enhances the content of the interim report including information security in use and utilization of cloud through smart phones based on situational changes, etc. after the interim report.
 

2.Guidelines for appeal for opinions

  Subject of appeal for opinions: Draft final report from the Smart Phone and Cloud Security Research Society
  Deadline of appeal for opinions: 17:00 on May 28 (Mon), 2012 (submission by mail need to have a postmark of this date)
  The subject of appeal for opinions will be posted in the column of “public comments” on the e-government portal (e-Gov) (http://www.e-gov.go.jp) and also distributed at counters of contact.
 

3.Future plans

  The MIC will compile the final report in the next session based on the opinions submitted and officially announce it.
 

4.Related reports and documents

  “Smart Phone and Cloud Security Research Society” to be held (Press Release on October 11, 2011)

  Public announcement of interim report from “Smart Phone and Could Security Research Society” (Press Release on December 19, 2011)
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For further information about this press release, please fill in the inquiry form and submit it to MIC on the website
https://www.soumu.go.jp/common/english_opinions.html

International Policy Division,
Global ICT Strategy Bureau, MIC
TEL: +81 3 5253 5920 / FAX: +81 3 5253 5924

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