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Tuesday, 2nd November 2010
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Police files leaked in Japan

Confidential police data may have been shared online, according to Japanese sources.

Kyodo News reports police papers including banking details of Tokyo embassies and security plans for the 2008 G8 summit may have been leaked via a file-sharing program.

The country's Metropolitan Police department is currently investigating the documents and their origins. It is thought by media reported sources that some of the information may have been produced by the Third Foreign Affairs division over a period from 2007 to 2009.

In addition, some of the documents are reported by Japanese sources to have been compiled by the National Police Agency and the Aichi Prefectural Police and list details of people believed to have links with terrorist groups.

Japanese police are currently increasing security in the country ahead of the forthcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Yokohama.

The 21 member summit is set to discuss a number of issues relevant to the region including to improve broadband infrastructure to help promote economic and social improvements.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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