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Japan privacy commission is ready to start supervising local governments' data protection, chief says

By Toko Sekiguchi and Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 17 Mar 2023 09:58
  • 17 Mar 2023 09:58
Japan’s numerous municipalities and local governments will come under the privacy commission’s supervision in April in the last step of the long process for the Personal Information Protection Commission, or PPC, to become the country’s fully unified data protection agency.

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Toko Sekiguchi

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo

Toko is a senior correspondent in Tokyo covering antitrust, anti-bribery & corruption, financial services and regulatory issues in Japan. Before joining MLex, she has worked as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones News, Bloomberg News and Time Magazine.

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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