Our IP Tech experts from the Baker McKenzie Tokyo office, Daisuke Tatsuno and Yuki Kondo, contributed an article to The Legal Industry Reviews on Data Protection in Japan entitled “Authority’s plan for coming years – “Three Year Review” process”.

On November 15, 2023, the Personal Information Protection Commission, the data protection authority of Japan, publicly announced the discussion topics (“Discussion Topics”) for the “Every-Three Year Review” of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (“APPI”). The Discussion Topics are (1) substantive protection of individual’s rights and interests, (2) effective monitoring and enforcement, and (3) assistance for the utilization of data. This announcement indicates the basic direction of the next amendment of the APPI for coming years.

The article also includes some latest news in the data privacy area of Japan.


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The Legal Industry Review


Daisuke Tatsuno,Yuki Kondo

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