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Global Privacy and Data Protection Roundup: Fall 2016
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • European Union, Japan, Pakistan, Russia, USA
  • November 15 2016

Privacy and data protection continues to be an international patchwork of laws impacting how personal data is collected, secured, used and shared

Benesse compensates customers for data leak
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Japan
  • October 31 2014

On 9 July 2014, Benesse Holdings Inc. and its group company Benesse Corp. (“Benesse”) announced that approx. 7.9 million pieces of its customer

Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014
  • Jones Day
  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, USA, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy
  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to

Japan to impose consumption tax on digital services provided by foreign service providers to Japanese purchasers
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Japan
  • May 11 2015

Japan's 2015 tax legislation was passed by Japan's Diet and promulgated on March 31, 2015. The legislation includes a new Japanese Consumption

Japan applies to participate in APEC cross-border privacy rules framework
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • Global, Japan
  • June 12 2013

On June 7, 2013, the Japanese Government applied to participate in the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules program. Japan's application will be reviewed

Toyota accelerates its self-driving plans - but is Japan ready for autonomous cars?
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Japan, USA
  • January 22 2016

On 4 January 2016, Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), revealed that the Japanese car giant is to open two artificial intelligence

New amendments to Japanese privacy law
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Japan
  • September 18 2015

The Act on the Protection of Personal Information (the "APPI"), which was enacted in 2003 and which went into full effect in 2005, has not been

Japanese enforcer increasingly relying on digital forensics, JFTC officials say
  • PaRR
  • Japan
  • October 16 2015

Investigators at the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) are using more digital forensics, and the increased use of corporate data on cloud-based

Global data & privacy update - 30 April 2015
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Argentina, Japan, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 30 2015

Facebook is defending a lawsuit filed last week in the US alleging that its face-recognition technology breaches a law prohibiting collection of

Japan - Amendments to data privacy law: “big data” comes with new regulations
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • Japan
  • October 19 2015

On 3 September 2015 the Japanese Diet announced that its two houses had passed a bill amending the Personal Information Protection Act 2003