Hunton & Williams LLP will host a webinar on Japan’s amendments to its Act on the Protection of Personal Information on June 29, 2017. This blog entry provides additional information on the event and a link to register for the complimentary program.… Continue Reading
On January 10, 2017, the European Commission published a communication addressed to the European Parliament and European Council on Exchanging and Protecting Personal Data in a Globalized World. The communication aims to facilitate commercial data flows and to foster law enforcement cooperation.… Continue Reading
On October 21, 2016, the Vietnam e-Commerce and Information Technology Agency and APEC co-hosted an APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system capacity-building workshop in Da Nang, Vietnam, on the heels of last week’s bilateral affirmation of commitment between the U.S. and Japan to implement and expand the CBPR system. The workshop further signals the continuing growth of the CBPR system.… Continue Reading
On October 19, 2016, the International Trade Administration issued a press release reaffirming the commitment of both the U.S. Department of Commerce and Japan’s Personal Information Protection Commission to continue implementation of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system.… Continue Reading
On February 25, 2016, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation issued a press release announcing the decision by the Joint Oversight Panel of the APEC Electronic Commerce Steering Group to approve the Japan Institute for Promotion of Digital Economy and Community as a new “Accountability Agent” under the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system.… Continue Reading
From January 30 to February 3, 2015, the APEC Data Privacy Subgroup and its parent committee, the Electronic Commerce Steering Group, met in the Philippines for another round of negotiations and meetings, and the Centre for Information Policy Leadership participated as part of the U.S. delegation.… Continue Reading
On August 6-10, 2014, the APEC Data Privacy Subgroup and the Electronic Commerce Steering Group met in Beijing to focus on the further implementation of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system and related work relevant to cross-border interoperability. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton and Williams participated as part of the U.S. delegation and provides highlights in this blog entry.… Continue Reading
On April 30, 2014, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation released an oversight panel report confirming that Japan has met the conditions for participation in the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system.… Continue Reading
In a decision published on February 11, 2014, the French Data Protection Authority adopted several amendments to its Single Authorization AU-004 regarding the processing of personal data in the context of whistleblowing schemes.… Continue Reading
On July 26, 2012, acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank announced that the United States had been approved to participate in the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System. The Federal Trade Commission also was approved as the system’s first privacy enforcement authority. … Continue Reading
On November 2-3, 2011, Mexico’s Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection will host the 33rd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Mexico City.… Continue Reading
As part of an effort to increase penalties for violations of Japan's Personal Information Protection Act, the Japanese government plans to extend liability under that law to individual employees.
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On October 14, 2010, the CNIL adopted several amendments to its authorization regarding the use of whistleblowing schemes, extending it to cover the prevention of anti-competitive practices and compliance with Japanese Financial Instrument and Exchange Act.
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On November 25, 2010, a publishing house in Tokyo released a book reproducing 469 pages of police documents that were leaked on the Internet in late October. The documents are said to contain the names, photos and addresses of foreign residents of Japan who apparently have been subject to anti-terrorism investigations.
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