Practical response to Japan’s 2020 amendments to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information utilising Okta
Fully enforced in 2022! Key points of the Amendments to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information
The Act on the Protection of Personal Information stipulates obligations of companies handling personal information need to comply with in order to protect privacy. On April 1, 2022, the 2020 Amendments to tthe Act on the Protection of Personal Information (the Amendments) will be fully enforced. The Amendments have been made in light of the recent increase in awareness of personal information, the balance between protection and utilisation of personal data, and the increased risk of cross-border transfer of personal data.
The Amendments are extensive and changes are made from various perspectives, such as "individual rights," "responsibilities to be observed by businesses," “guidelines for data utilisation," and "penalties for violations."
What the businesses should do with the Amendments:
What should businesses that handle personal data do in response to the Amendments? Since the Amendments are extensive, businesses need to have a firm understanding of the contents of the Amendments before determining what measures they should take.
This white paper provides an overview of the Amendments and how Okta can be used in practice. Please find ways that can help you prepare appropriately and reasonably in practice in response to the Amendments.
- Who does the APPI apply to?
- Personal Information under the APPI
- Expanded Rights of Individuals
- New Obligations for Businesses
- New Rules for the Transfer of Personal Information
- Penalties for Non-Compliance
- Actions to Consider as You Prepare
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* WHILE THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES LEGAL CONCEPTS, IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE. IF YOU OR YOUR ORGANISATION NEEDS LEGAL ADVICE, PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR OR YOUR ORGANISATION’S LAWYER.