Press Releases 2004

First Meeting of Privacy Management Advisory Board

Mar. 5, 2004

SOFTBANK BB Corp. has issued a press release on the attempted extortionusing “Yahoo! BB” customer information. Details are provided below.

Today, SOFTBANK BB Corp. held the first meeting of its Privacy Management Advisory Board, which was established on March 3, 2004 to prevent the recurrence of the recent case of attempted extortion involving stolen customer information and to further enhance the company’s customer information management system.

The Board consists of outside experts in risk management and privacy issues. They will be asked to assess the company’s information management from an objective standpoint and to provide recommendations that can be used in the development of policies and programs to strengthen its information management systems.

Today’s meeting commenced with a briefing the circumstances by SOFTBANK BB Corp. President & CEO Masayoshi Son. After an overview of the company’s customer information management and measures to improve it, a question-and-answer session was held.

Details of the meeting are listed below

Meeting Details

Date & time 10:00am Friday March 5, 2004
Place SOFTBANK BB Corp. Headquarters (Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
  • Mr. Raisuke Miyawaki (former Advisor to the Prime Minister for Public Affairs, the Senior Cabinet Secretariat )
  • Ms. Nobuko Takahashi (journalist, member of the Financial System Council)
  • Mr. Jiro Makino (lawyer, expert on information crime)
  • Mr. Masayoshi Son (SOFTBANK BB Corp. President & CEO)
  • Mr. Shinichi Ata (SOFTBANK BB Corp. Senior Vice President, Director of Board &CISO),
and others

Meetings of this Advisory Board will enable SOFTBANK BB Corp. to seek the opinions of outside experts in order to better enhance its customer information management systems.

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