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Japan plans to prepare comprehensive guidelines on anonymisation of 'personal data'
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Japan
  • March 27 2013

As part of the new Japan Revitalisation Programme, Japanese authorities plan to prepare and publish guidelines on anonymisation of personal data. The

Japan promotes the use of Big Data
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Japan
  • June 5 2013

On May 10, the Japanese Government released a report regarding the use of personal information in Big Data applications (available in Japanese). This

Fighting cyber threats: G7 Cyber Expert Group publishes fundamental principles
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • Canada, European Union, Japan, USA
  • October 21 2016

In announcing the G7's fundamental principles, the European Commission recognised the work of the G7 Cyber Expert Group in responding to the

Global data & privacy update - 24.07.2014
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 24 2014

Tokyo police have arrested a systems engineer at education firm Benesse, accused of stealing the personal data of at least 7.6 million customers and

In an effort to simplify patent screening Japan to use AI
  • SS Rana & Co
  • Japan
  • May 17 2017

The Japan Patent Office is planning on using artificial intelligence (hereinafter referred to as 'AI') in the processing of patents. AI will help to

Are you Ready for the Amended Japanese Privacy Law?
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Japan
  • May 16 2017

In less than two weeks, there will be important changes to the privacy rules in Japan that will affect the ways in which companies handle personal

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

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

Big data and human resourcesletting the computer decide?
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • China, Hong Kong, Japan, USA
  • April 3 2015

Employees are a company's greatest asset, but if the company gets hiring decisions wrong, employees could also be the company's greatest expense