Thursday, September 10, 2015
Amendments to Japanese DP Law Promulgated
Amendments to the Japanese Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), passed by the lower house of the Diet on May 21, 2015 and by the upper house on September 3, 2015, were officially promulgated on September 9, 2015. The new consolidated data protection authority, the Personal Information Protection Committee, is expected to be established on January 1, 2016. The initial duties of the Committee will include development of a list of foreign countries having an adequate level of protection for personal data, as well as eligibility standards to be met by data recipients in foreign countries not on the list. Once the necessary guidance has been issued on these and other topics, enforcement of the amendments will begin, no later than September 10, 2017. Additional information about the amendments my be found in a May 31, 2015 post here.