Data Protection and Privacy

Expertise in leveraging user information while protecting your business

Our firm works closely with clients who are active in traditional and email direct marketing and online marketing, and advises on the collection, analysis, and use of personal data. Many of our clients provide online services that rely on users’ personal information and on tracking user activity. We assist our clients in navigating the evolving legislative response to concerns over personal privacy and data security, especially cyber security.

With a broad base of onshore and offshore clients that collect, keep, and use data in numerous ways and for various purposes in their businesses, we are a leader in providing legal advice and services to clients in a wide range of industries in relation to their information handling systems. Our legal services includes drafting privacy policies and terms of use, regulatory compliance, consulting or negotiating with regulatory authorities, and resolving disputes arising in relation to the use of personal data.
 

Data Protection and Privacy:People

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Data Protection and Privacy:News

Media
Comments by Atsushi Okada were featured in a OneTrust DataGuidance article titled "Japan: Parliament passes bill to amend APPI" published on June 5, 2020
Awards
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 11th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Japan
Awards
Top rankings received from "Who's Who Legal: Data 2020"
Awards
Top rankings received in The Nikkei's "Corporate Legal Affairs and Lawyer Survey 2019"
Media
Comments by Atsushi Okada were featured in an OneTrust DataGuidance article titled "Japan: APPI revision includes "strengthening regulations of cross-border data transfers"" published on December 5, 2019

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Data Protection and Privacy:Seminars

Feb. 19, 2020External Seminars
"Data protection regulations in the pharmaceutical industries ~Japan, Thailand and USA~"
Jan. 31, 2020External Seminars
"Legal Frontier in AI, IoT and Big Data, and new regulations for digital markets"
Jan. 29, 2020MHM Seminars
"Digital Health and Law"
Jan. 28, 2020External Seminars
"Potential amendments to Japanese data protection law"
Jan. 27, 2020MHM Seminars
"Digital Health and Law"

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Data Protection and Privacy:Publications

Magazine Article
"Key Practical Points Based on Case Studies - Scope of “Delegation” in Handling of Personal Data"
Magazine Article
"Criteria for Deciding Scope and Propriety of Regulations - Complying with Obligations Prohibiting Inappropriate Use"
Magazine Article
"Administrative Explanation of "Cybersecurity-related Laws and Regulations Q&A Handbook""
Magazine Article
"Key Points Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic and Cybersecurity"
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"Japan enacts Amendments to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information"

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