Region: Japan

Japan revised guidelines tighten data security

Guidelines published to supplement Japan’s data privacy law will increase the compliance burden for organisations engaging in data transfers and processing, but also provides necessary clarifications.

09 August 2021

Japan crackdown on Line messaging app starts

Japan’s increasingly muscular data protection authority has ordered the operator of a popular messaging app to improve its practices following a high-profile data transfer mishap.

27 April 2021

Japan’s data regulator beefs up

The Japanese data protection authority has received a budget boost following a high-profile data scandal in the country.

19 April 2021

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Japan issues draft guidance on platform abuse of consumer data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

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