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New Data Protection Authority for Japan

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07/10/2013 by:

The Number Use Act 2013 establishes a new and independent Data Protection Authority to be set up in the first half of 2014. The Specific Personal Information Protection Commission will consist of a Chairman and six commission members, and will be...

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Japan plans to amend its law and allow for inspections

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27/03/2015 by:

Japan’s Cabinet decided on 10 March to amend the 2003 Act on the Protection of Personal Information. Dr. Hiroshi Miyashita, Associate Professor, Chuo University, Tokyo, informed PL&B that both the House of Representatives and the House of...

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Japan's legislature discusses new privacy law and EU adequacy

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24/04/2015 by:

Japan's Diet (Parliament) is expected to have intensive discussions in May about privacy law reform, including the proposal for an independent data protection authority.   In a plenary session in the House of Representatives on 23 April,  the...

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Japan adopts amendment to its DP Act

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03/09/2015 by:

Japan’s Diet has today, 3 September, amended the Act on the Protection of Personal Information. The amended Act will establish a “Personal Information Protection Commission” as of 1 January 2016. The amendment was due to be passed in the summer bu...

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Japan may soon receive an EU adequacy decision

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10/07/2017 by:

The EU Commission hopes to issue Japan with an adequacy decision on international data transfers by early 2018. A joint statement of 4 July by Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, and Haruhi Kumazawa, a Commissioner of Japan’s Personal...

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Japan and EU conclude talks on adequacy

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17/07/2018 by:

Japan and the EU have agreed to recognise each other's data protection systems as 'equivalent', which will allow data to flow safely and legally between them. The EU and Japan today agreed to create the world's largest area of safe data flows, the...

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