August 20, 2020 - Asia, Privacy + Data Security

Japan: Privacy Updates on Handling Personal Information in the “Digital Market”

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.