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Amended Provider Liability Limitation Act (Act on Measures against Information Distribution Platforms)

In recent years, harm caused by the sending of information that infringes personal rights, such as slander, via SNS or other telecommunication services has become an increasingly serious issue.  In Japan, amendments have been made to the law concerning accelerated court proceedings for disclosure of sender  information requests.  However, due to insufficient institutionalization of removal processes, issues remain for victims requesting post deletions.
Addressing these issues, the applicable law will be amended to require large platform operators to accelerate their responses to deletion requests and make their operations transparent, referring to similar systems elsewhere, such as the Digital Services Act in the EU and similar acts in other foreign countries.  In doing so, the applicable law will be renamed  as the “Act on Measures against Infringements caused by Information Distribution through Specified Telecommunications” (the so-called “Act on Measures against Information Distribution Platforms” or, herein...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).