Region: Japan

Politicians hit out at UK-Japan data flows plans

A group of British members of parliament have slammed international data transfer agreements proposed as part of a trade deal between the UK and Japan.

02 December 2020

Japan’s privacy amendments finalised

Business-friendly amendments to Japan’s data protection framework passed into law last Friday – but will only come into effect at some point within the next two years in order to allow businesses to prepare.

17 June 2020

Japan tightens data protection rules

The Japanese government has introduced a slew of amendments to its data protection law which strengthen individual data rights and up enforcement measures to include jail time.

16 March 2020

Data lawyers among Sidley partner promotions

Sidley Austin has promoted 30 lawyers to partner worldwide, including two data security and privacy lawyers.

17 December 2019

Japan issues draft guidance on platform abuse of consumer data

Japan’s antitrust watchdog has warned tech companies that they could infringe competition law if they force users to disclose personal information in exchange for their services.

30 August 2019

Lessons from the EU–Japan mutual adequacy arrangement

Dechert London partner Paul Kavanagh and associate Dylan Balbirnie assess what the recent EU–Japan adequacy deal demonstrates about the European Commission’s approach to adequacy.

14 May 2019

Japanese competition authority to crackdown on “unfair” data collection

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission plans to apply Japanese competition law to regulate digital platforms’ collection of personal data.

08 March 2019

EU adopts Japan adequacy decision

The European Commission has removed restrictions from transferring personal data to Japan, after the country implemented additional safeguards that aim to guarantee that exported data receives adequate protection.

23 January 2019

EDPB concerned about Japan privacy regime

In its opinion on the European Commission’s draft adequacy agreement with Japan, the European Data Protection Board has cast doubts over the level of protection offered by the country’s data privacy regime.

17 December 2018

Japan commits to additional safeguards as EU adequacy process begins

The European Commission has launched the adoption of its data protection adequacy agreement with Japan, which involves the latter implementing safeguards for personal data transferred from the EU.

10 September 2018

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