Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 85: Japan's New Data Privacy Act, 4 Key Developments
05 April 2022
Frost Brown Todd
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Japan's Act on the Protection of Personal Information
(APPI) becomes effective on April 1, 2022. The APPI strengthens the
country's comprehensive personal data privacy code and
affects all businesses that collect or process personal information
of Japanese residents.
Nagashima of Frost Brown Todd LLC explores four key
developments that affect global business:
- “Person Related Information” – a new category
of data – with consent required to transfer such data to a
person related information handler.
- Extra-Territorial Reach – Instead of an adequacy approach
(like the EU), Japan requires a business that will handle Japanese
personal information outside Japan to have the consent of those
persons after a clear description of the data privacy laws of the
- Data Breach Notification – A two-step notification
process is mandatory for data breaches, with a low threshold of
1,000 persons triggering mandatory notification.
- Pseudonymous Information – Specific definition of
pseudonymized data and exemption from data breach notification when
pseudonymous data has been hacked.
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