On Tuesday, March 10, the Japanese Cabinet approved a bill to revise the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (“APPI”), which would require companies to take certain additional measures to protect personal data of data subjects. The reported goals of the bill include, for example: (i) broadening data subjects’ powers to exercise control over their data; and (ii) to establish a system to facilitate corporation’s internal use of “big data.” The proposed amendment will be submitted to the ordinary session of the Diet for approval. The update comes as part of the Japanese government’s commitment to update Japan’s privacy law every three years. The last update came into force in May 2017.
While the final version may change, the version approved by the Cabinet contemplates the following major amendments:
The PPC has prepared provisional English translations of the changes on its website, which can be found here.
Authored by Hiroto Imai, Kyle Reykalin and Mitsuhiro Yoshimura
This post was originally published as a Hogan Lovells’ alert.
Are you sure want to delete comment ?
Scan this QR Code to share this content
This website is operated by Hogan Lovells International LLP, whose registered office is at Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FG. For further details of Hogan Lovells International LLP and the international legal practice that comprises Hogan Lovells International LLP, Hogan Lovells US LLP and their affiliated businesses ("Hogan Lovells"), please see our Legal Notices page. © 2022 Hogan Lovells.
Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.