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Japanese cookie regulations watered down again after facing resistance from business lobbies

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 17 Jan 2022 04:09
  • 17 Jan 2022 04:09
The Japanese telecom regulator’s plans to strengthen data protection and security rules amid the expanding use of cookies and other tracking data has been watered down, after it faced major pushback from the business and tech sectors.

The goal of privacy experts to bring Japanese rules in line with other industrialized nations

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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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