Amendments to Japan’s Privacy Law

On 3 September 2015, extensive amendments were introduced to the law in Japan which deals with the protection of personal information, “The Act on the Protection of Personal Information” (“APPI”). The effective date of the amended APPI has not yet been fixed; however, the law will take effect two years from its date of publication. While the details on the manner of its implementation still remain unclear, the following are some of the noteworthy amendments to the law.

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