Showing Posts In "Japan" Category





EU SEES DATA TRANSFER DEAL WITH JAPAN EARLY NEXT YEAR

The European Union aims to conclude a deal to allow businesses to seamlessly transfer personal data between the bloc and Japan by early next year, building on the recent agreement on a free trade pact. Cross-border data flows are key to most businesses, however, strict EU data protection rules forbid companies from storing Europeans information […]


CHANGES IN JAPAN PRIVACY LAW TO TAKE EFFECT IN MID-2017

Recent changes to Japan’s Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) and the establishment of a new Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC) have raised questions about how Japan plans to implement new domestic requirements and engage internationally on cross-border data transfers, APEC, new technologies, and more. In anticipation of the amended APPI taking full […]


Japan to Implement National ID System

The Daily Yomiuri reports on privacy concerns about recently announced government plans for a comprehensive identification system to be implemented in 2015. The Council for a Number System for Social Security and Taxation drafted the plan, which would assign each citizen a unique number. The system would store such personal information as name, gender, annual […]


Essential Practices for Conducting Background Checks in Japan

There is no one specific law governing background screening in Japan, however, various pieces of legislation do cover parts of the screening process. Until recently, employers had the right, under Japanese law, to conduct employment background checks on candidates. Unless the scope of the background check was extremely unreasonable, or clearly unnecessary, and could be […]




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