Internet Governance

Why Are Japan & India Inactive Globally?

Internet governance and the debate surrounding it has taken some major steps in the past year or so. The Snowden revelations have intensified and given new life to the otherwise very sterile The consequences have been both direct and indirect. Government surveillance is not the only topic being discussed at global forums right now. Net

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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

Partner Webcasts: Veni Markovski

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University was founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. We represent a network of faculty, students, fellows, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage with the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace. The Berkman

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2013 GOJ Declaration to be World’s Most Advanced IT Nation

This plan was released in June 2013 and lays out the Abe administration’s vision for promoting greater utilization of Internet technologies in government and industry.  Top priorities included disaster preparedness, greater use of IT in delivering government services including education and healthcare, reliance on IT technologies to revitalize and reform agriculture and improvement of government IT procurement practices under the leadership of the newly named CIO.  The plan will guide government budget priorities through 2020.

Abe Administration IT Strategy

Keio VP Jiro Kokuryo Speaks on Internet Governance at JPRI Event

Keio University Vice President for International Affair Jiro Kokuryo journeyed to Washington, D.C. February 26 to speak on Internet Governance as part of Japan Week, an annual event sponsored by a consortium of Japanese universities under the auspices of the Japan Research Institute (JPRI). Professor Kokuryo was joined by KICIS Director Jim Foster. Professor

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Big Data 2013: Question & Answer III

Topics: Government Perspectives from Japan & Korea The Cloud does not respect borders. Data sharing between the two countries can be an important catalyst for economic growth and greater economic interdependence, but it can also cause tensions if managed poorly. What are the points of convergence and difference in the government policies toward the promotion

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Big Data 2013: Yasuhiko Taniwaki

Topics: Government Perspectives from Japan & Korea The Cloud does not respect borders. Data sharing between the two countries can be an important catalyst for economic growth and greater economic interdependence, but it can also cause tensions if managed poorly. What are the points of convergence and difference in the government policies toward the promotion

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Big Data 2013: Seong Ju Kang

Topics: Government Perspectives from Japan & Korea

The Cloud does not respect borders. Data sharing between the two countries can be an important catalyst for economic growth and greater economic interdependence, but it can also cause tensions if managed poorly. What are the points of convergence and difference in the government policies toward the promotion of the Cloud and Big Data in Japan and Korea? Is there an opportunity for greater cross-border cooperation and, if so, how might it be structured?

Speaker

Seong Ju Kang is Director General at the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, where he is responsible for convergence policy including ICT R&D, SME policy, and digital contents. He has been involved in a variety of ICT policy area, such as deregulation, e-government, ICT industry policy and broadband since 1987.