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What You Need to Know about Japan’s Amended APPI

What You Need to Know about Japan’s Amended APPI

In 2020, Japan enacted a new set of amendments to its data privacy law, the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI). These amendments make key changes to some aspects of the APPI by increasing the obligations of companies to be transparent and secure with the personal data of Japanese residents. They also toughen the penalties for non-compliance.

This whitepaper will explain the basics, such as who the updated APPI applies to and how it defines personal data. You’ll learn how the 2020 APPI amendments increase rights for data subjects, create new obligations for businesses, and establish new rules for the transfer of personal data.

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