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Proposed Amendment to the Ministerial Ordinances of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information of Japan: Individual Related Information (Part IV)

This Part IV covers the details of Individual Related Information.  Please refer to Part I to this newsletter for a general introduction of the proposed amendment to the ministerial ordinances of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (“APPI”), Part II for an overview of the data breach notification in the case of Data Breach Incidents, and Part III for the details of pseudonymously processed information.  *The amendment to the ministerial ordinances of the APPI was finalized and published on March 24, 2021.  There are no changes from the proposal.  The 2020 Amendment created a new category of information called “Individual Related Information,” which does not fall under the definition of personal data on the transferor’s side because the...To read the full article, please see the PDF file

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石川 智也


  • Partner
  • Frankfurt / Düsseldorf

Noriya advises national and international clients from various industries, with a focus on multi-national data protection law projects, such as drafting policy, data transfer agreements and out-sourcing agreements, IT compliance questions, and data breach issues. Since he has experience working with local counsel in more than 80 jurisdictions, he has in depth knowledge of the similarities and differences among data protection laws in many jurisdictions. He can provide his advice taking into account the difference of Japanese laws and other main data protection laws such as the GDPR, CCPA, and PIPL (China).