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Japan: PPC announces APPI preliminary revisions

The Personal Information Protection Commission ('PPC') announced on, 29 November 2019, that the 128th Personal Information Protection Committee ('the Committee') had decided to publish its revision ('the Revision Document') of the Protection of Personal Information Act (Act No. 57 of 2003 as amended in 2016). In particular, the Revision Document addresses, among other things, request for disclosure, request for erasure by third parties, breach notifications, right to use personal information for public interest purposes and provide clarification on the same.

Moreover, based on the main points from the Revision Document, the Committee will compile an outline within the year, and after public comments plans to submit the revised bill next year. 

You can read the press release here and the full Revision Document here, both are only available in Japanese.