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August 14 2017

Are you ready for amended Japanese privacy law?

Important changes to the privacy rules in Japan now affect the ways in which companies handle personal information, particularly with respect to disclosures to third parties, international transfers, and the collection and use of sensitive personal information.
The changes are the result of amendments made to Japan's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) in 2015, which are intended to enhance the protection of personal information, with a view to making such protections comparable to those provided by EU law, and promote effective and broader use of personal information by introducing new systems such as those for "anonymously processed information”.