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 February 3, 2017  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

Jimmy H. Koo reports:

Companies doing business in Japan will soon have to face a new privacy cop on the beat.

In 2015, Japan amended its Personal Information Protection Act, which established the Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC)—an independent authority charged with overseeing data protection compliance—and implemented other changes, including new rules for cross boarder transfers of personal data as well as processing and handling anonymously processed information.

During a recent event at Hogan Lovells LLP in Washington, Director of the PPC Secretariat Yoshikazu Okamoto said that the law will take full effect in May.

Okamoto warned that there will be no grace period or ramp up period, and noted that enforcement will kick in immediately.

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