Partner Tomoko Fuminaga spoke to Asia Business Law Journal about Japan’s Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI). “Abstract descriptions of the purpose of using personal information would not be sufficient under the amended APPI, and business operators must carefully describe the purpose of use of personal information,” Tomoko said.
“If an individual cannot reasonably predict or assume how their personal information will be handled from the purpose of use stated and disclosed by business operators, then business operators do not meet the APPI requirements.”
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