Politics | Mar 03

Japan to introduce GPS trackers to prevent international bail jumping

TOKYO, Mar 03 (Kyodo) - Japan's government decided on Friday to enable courts to order the use of GPS trackers to prevent international bail jumping in the wake of the case of former Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn and other incidents of criminal defendants escaping the country.

While some have voiced concerns about a potential invasion of privacy through utilizing GPS devices in such a way, others are hopeful that it may allow for an increase in the number of people granted bail and curb excessive detentions, something for which Japan is notorious. ...continue reading

Source: ANNnewsCH


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