This post was also written by Taisuke Kimoto, Matthew N. Peters, and Yumiko Miyauchi.

In recent weeks, Japanese data protection and privacy law has seen developments in two areas:

(1) The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) issuing its first code of practice on privacy notices
(2) The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) approving Japan’s

This post was also written by Taisuke Kimoto.

On May 10, the Japanese Government released a report regarding the use of personal information in Big Data applications. This comes just months after Japan announced plans to provide guidance on data anonymisation as part of the ‘Japan Revitalisation Acceleration Programme’ (see our related blog). The

This post was also written by Taisuke Kimoto.

As part of the new Japan Revitalisation Programme, Japanese authorities plan to prepare and publish guidelines on anonymisation of personal data. The Cabinet Office of Japan hopes that this will promote the movement of information and property by clarifying the rules related to the use of non-personally