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Amended Telecommunications Business Act: The External Transmission Rules (1) - Summary

The Amended Telecommunications Business Act (the “TBA”) will become effective on June 16, 2023. In particular, so-called “external transmission rules” have been established to address the use of user information stored in their terminals through cookies and related technology. Previously, in Japan, restrictions on cookies had been partially introduced under the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (“APPI”); however, this is the first time that cookies and related technology have been directly regulated. Under the TBA, when certain telecommunications business operators (“Operators”) intend to process any data in a manner that will involve an external transfer of any user information stored in their terminals, such as smartphones, tablets, or PCs, the Operators…To read the article, please see the PDF file

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石川 智也

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).