Haruki Murakami’s Library Check Out Data Leaked

By Dianna Dilworth 

The Japan Librarian Association has accused The Kobe Shimbun newspaper of violating privacy rules by exposing the teenage reading habits of author Haruki Murakami.

“Disclosing the records of what books were read by a user, without the individual’s consent, violates the person’s privacy,” the group said in a statement. Here is more from The Guardian:

The Kobe Shimbun revealed Murakami’s reading habits of half a century ago after obtaining the cards from the school’s library that carried borrower entries under the author’s name, Japanese media reported.