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Changes in Japan Privacy Law to Take Effect in Mid-2017; Key Regulator Provides Compliance Insights

shutterstock_356121362Recent changes to Japan’s Act on the Protection of Personal Information and the establishment of a new Personal Information Protection Commission have raised questions about how the world’s third-largest economy plans to implement new domestic requirements and engage internationally on cross-border data transfers, APEC, new technologies, and more.

Hogan Lovells recently hosted some of Japan’s senior data privacy regulators and advisors for a special briefing in our Washington, D.C. offices. Click here for our summary of the insights they shared on the amended law and how companies doing business in Japan should prepare to comply when the changes take effect in May 2017.