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Global privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 6 - May 2015
  • Jones Day
  • Argentina, Australia, Peru, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Paraguay, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France
  • May 13 2015

On February 11, the U.S. Government Accountability Office ("GAO") released its biennial High Risk List, which is "intended to help inform the


Regulatory updates - Asia Pacific insurance, June 2015
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia
  • June 22 2015

On 27 March 2015, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) issued a notice relaxing the overseas investment rules it originally issued in


Japan to amend personal information protection act
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • Japan
  • April 27 2015

As we predicted some months ago, a Bill to amend Japan's Act on protection of personal information (Act number 57 of 2003 ("The Act")) was submitted


New International Searching Authority available for green technology companies
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
  • Global, Japan, USA
  • July 6 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, green technology companies can now choose the Japan Patent Office (JPO) as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and


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


2015: the turning point for data privacy regulation in Asia?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Asia-Pacific, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea
  • February 18 2015

2014 was a very eventful year for data privacy regulation in Asia and there are reasons to believe that 2015 will represent a turning point for the


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


Japan joins APEC framework
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, Japan, USA
  • May 21 2014

On April 30, 2014, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) announced that Japan received approval to participate in APEC's Cross-Border Privacy


Japanese government plans to require companies bidding for projects related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to have cyber insurance
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • Japan
  • May 14 2015

It has recently been reported that the Japanese government intends to require private-sector companies to have cyber insurance when they bid for