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Japan: PPC announces APPI preliminary revisions

The Personal Information Protection Commission ('PPC') announced on, 29 November 2019, that the 128th Personal Information Protection Committee ('the Committee') had decided to publish a document ('the Revision Document') on principal revisions to the Protection of Personal Information Act (Act No. 57 of 2003 as amended in 2016) ('APPI'), based on its three-year review. In particular, the Revision Document addresses, among other things, request for disclosure, request for erasure by third parties, breach notifications, right to use personal information for public interest purposes and provide clarification on the same.

Moreover, based on the main points from the Revision Document, the Committee will compile an outline within the year, and after public comments plans to submit the revised bill next year. 

You can read the press release here and the Revision Document here, both are only available in Japanese. 

UPDATE (13 December 2019)

PPC announces solicitation for opinions on APPI revisions

The PPC announced, on 13 December 2019, its solicitation for opinions on the APPI revisions. In particular, the PPC highlighted that it will be accepting opinions from 13 December 2019 to 14 January 2020. 

Opinions on the APPI revisions can be submitted through the e-gov website, only available in Japanese, here.

You can read the press release, only available in Japanese, here.

UPDATE (12 February 2020)

PPC releases results of solicitation for opinions on APPI revisions

The PPC released, on 12 February 2020, the results of its solicitation for opinions on the APPI revision ('the Opinion Results'). In particular, the PPC notes that 887 opinions were received from 279 organisations, businesses, and individuals.

You can access the Opinion Results, only available in Japanese, here