Outline of New GOJ Privacy Framework

Delivered at the Asian Privacy Scholars Network’s 4th International Conference at Meiji University, this slide deck for KICIS Director Jim Foster’s presentation highlights the new GOJ Privacy Framework as it undergoes revision in 2014. Significant changes include the establishment of a “third party authority” that will exist to enforce regulations and private voluntary codes, as well as a acknowledgement by the Japanese government of the multistakeholder community in setting rules for privacy.

Significant discussion of the business community reaction to the proposed changes to the law is covered, including strong support for the promotion of “de-identified” personal data for innovation purposes, as well as support for a “dynamic” approach to protecting privacy. Concern over adequate funding of a new oversight agency and the framework of cooperation between the oversight body and the new Cybersecurity Center remain significant points to overcome.

Outline of New GOJ Privacy Framework

Outline of New GOJ Privacy Framework