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Data breaches of more than 1,000 people to be subject to notification mandate in Japan under new rules

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 05 Nov 2020 02:36
  • 05 Nov 2020 02:36
Large-scale data breaches affecting more than 1,000 individuals will likely become subject to mandatory notification to the Japanese privacy commission, under new rules for the amended privacy law.

The Personal Information Protection Commission, or PPC, has also disclosed draft rules to regulate cross-border data transfers, because the amended law requires stricter responsibility

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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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