The New Data Protection & Privacy Law in Japan – Measures to take until 30 May 2017

02/16/2017 | 06:30 PM
- 09:00 PM
AHK Conference Room „Tokyo“


Sayoko Iwata
Phone: +81-(0)3-5276-8738
Email: events(at)
Fax: +81-(0)3-5276-8733

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Mr. Ulrich Kirchhoff, LL.M. (ARQIS Foreign Law Office)
Dr. Tobias Schiebe, LL.M. (ARQIS Foreign Law Office)
Mr. Masafumi Oshino (TMI Associates)            

In times of a constant exchange of information, data have become one of the most important assets of companies. Governments are required to constantly adapt to this development and balance the economic needs with the privacy rights of its citizens. Driven by this development, in 2015, the Japanese Diet enacted an amendment to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information which will become effective on 30 May 2017. From 30 May 2017, many companies which were previously excluded from the scope of application will be covered by the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and need to comply with its regulations.

This seminar will explain the key changes and the actions companies need to take until 30 May 2017. Considering that data are often transferred to and stored at locations outside of Japan, the speakers will also highlight the pitfalls of data transfers between Japan, the EU and the US in light of the new General Data Protection Regulation in Europe applicable from 25 May 2018.


February 16 (Thu.)


18:30 – 21:00

Networking included!

Participation Fee:

5.400 Yen (member)
6.750 Yen (non-member)




AHK Conference Room „Tokyo“


Registration Deadline: February 15 (Wed.)

*If you do not receive a confirmation within 24 hours, kindly contact us again. 
** Cancellations after the registration deadline and no-shows will be charged in full.