The last 18 months have seen the introduction of major changes to privacy laws around the world.

At home, Japan has seen amendments to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information last year, and the establishment of the Personal Information Protection Commission this year.

The EU has seen the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation which will harmonize and strengthen the already powerful EU privacy laws, and such changes will have an impact on Japanese companies which handle personal data of EU data subjects.

In the USA, the Department of Commerce has launched the EU-US Privacy Shield Program to facilitate EU data transfers and transatlantic commerce. Also, California and other States in the USA have enacted numerous new data privacy laws, including on data security breach notification, data access by government agencies and consumer protection, some of which directly apply to companies in Japan.

In this seminar, we will hear not only from our own professionals, but from JIPDEC and Personal Information Protection Commission experts invited as guest speakers. Together we will provide an in-depth look into these major developments in Japan and the EU, as well as developments in Asia and the US.

Time Table

Time Agenda
13:30 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 16:05 Experts from the Personal Information Protection Commission and the JIPDEC will discuss the privacy law trends in Japan.

  • Changes in Japanese data protection regulation/law
  • Privacy certification in Japan

Our lawyers will discuss the privacy law trends.

  • Handling of privacy breaches
  • Panel discussion: Q&A
  • Asia update
16:05 – 16:35 Coffee Break
16:35 – 18:00 Professionals from overseas offices of Baker McKenzie will discuss the recent privacy law trends in the EU and in the US.

  • EU: General Data Protection Regulation – an overview
  • US: Privacy developments in the US and Privacy Shield
  • Panel Discussion: EU and US: Key areas of interest for Japanese companies and Q&A
18:00 – 20:00 Reception

Register Now

  • Deadline for seminar registration is Thursday 10 November 2016.
  • If capacity is reached, we may close registration without notice.
  • If there is any specific topic you would like us to cover, please feel free to email us.

If you are unable to register online, please email the following information:
Name, Company, Position, Address, Telephone, Email Address

If you have any questions about this seminar, please email us.

We look forward to seeing you.


Seminar Information

Date 2016年11月15日(火)
Time Seminar: 14:00~18:00 (Registration 13:30)
Reception: 18:00~20:00
Venue Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)
Ark Hills Sengokuyama Mori Tower, 28th Floor,
1-9-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Map (PDF)
Fee Complimentary
Language English / Japanese
Contact Tel: 03 6271 9900 (contact: Mishima, Yamashita)






Baker & Mckenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Kensaku Takase,Daisuke Tatsuno,Other

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