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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

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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