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Comment: Yahoo Japan's appointment of data-protection officer signals growing commitment of corporate sector to privacy issues

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 28 May 2020 23:34
  • 15 Jun 2020 20:44
Yahoo Japan's recent appointment of a data-protection officer signals a new level of awareness among Japanese businesses to the importance of ensuring high-level attention to privacy and other governance issues related to personal information.

Significantly, Yahoo Japan's move wasn't primarily motivated by concerns over compliance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

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Sachiko Sakamaki

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo


Sachiko covers antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security, as well as patent disputes related to connected cars. She has an undergraduate degree from Waseda University in Tokyo and a master's degree in communications from United States International (now Alliant International) University in California. She previously worked as a journalist for Time magazine, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Bloomberg News, and the Washington Post in Japan.

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