This alert summarizes several legislative updates related to the handling of personal information in the so-called “digital market,” including:
- The amendment to the Personal Information Protection Act;
- New guidelines by the Japan Fair Trade Commission, which address businesses operating digital platforms; and
- The enactment of the Digital Platformer Transaction Transparency Act.
These updates could have potentially far-reaching privacy implications for tech companies doing business in Japan, particularly those engaged in online services such as search providers, social networking services, and electronic commerce.
Read our client alert.