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United States and Japan form cybersecurity alliance in hopes of building international norms
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Japan, USA
  • May 15 2015

On April 28, the United States and Japan reached an agreement to form a cybersecurity alliance between the countries. Faced with the growth of hacking

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

"My Number" scheme for Japan - now effective
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Japan
  • January 12 2016

Japan's version of a Social Security and tax number system, nicknamed "My Number", has started from January 1, 2016. Under the My Number system, all

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

International group data projects: ensuring data protection compliance in Europe
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Japan
  • October 2 2014

An increasing number of multi-national Japanese companies are seeking to improve the way they handle data across their Groups. In particular

Japan Google privacy case
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Japan
  • October 17 2014

On 9 October 2014, Judge Nobuyuki Seki of the Tokyo District Court granted a provisional injunction against Google Inc. ("Google") and ordered Google

Framework for amendment to Japan's Personal Information Protection Act
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • August 28 2014

On June 24, 2014, Japan's Strategic Headquarters for the Promotion of an Advanced Information and Telecommunication Network Society ("IT Strategy

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

Asia: do employers have a right to access and to disclose employee data without consent?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan
  • November 3 2014

When can an employer access and disclose their employees' personal data in different jurisdictions? We compare the rules in Australia, China, Hong

Business law update - Spring 2014
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • Canada, China, Germany, Japan, USA
  • March 24 2014

With deals today being larger and more global than ever before, a merger between two U.S. companies may have far-reaching effects in countries around