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April 24 2017

Changes in Japan privacy law soon to take effect

Recent changes to Japan's Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) and the establishment of a new Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC) have raised questions about how Japan plans to implement new domestic requirements and engage internationally on cross-border data transfers, APEC, new technologies, and more. 

In anticipation of the amended APPI taking full effect on May 30, 2017, Hogan Lovells recently hosted two of Japan's most senior officials and authorities on these topics.  

Director Yoshikazu Okamoto of the PPC Secretariat and Keio University's Dr. Fumio Shimpo provide guidance on the issues.