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

Awards
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and the inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™
Public Service
Atsushi Okada states opinions regarding Japan's approach to AI/data transactions as member of Japanese delegation at Working Group on Electronic Commerce of UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law)
Public Service
Initiatives by the Expert Committee in which Atsushi Okada serves as a member, introduced as a specific example of practicing privacy governance in the "Corporate Privacy Governance Guidebook for the DX Era ver. 1.2"
Awards
High evaluation received from "Who’s Who Legal: Japan 2021"
Awards
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Japan

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Data Protection and Privacy:Seminars

Apr. 7, 2022External Seminars
”Japan's legal approach to AI / data transactions"
Feb. 22, 2022External Seminars
”Japan APPI: Are You Ready for The Upcoming Amendments?”
Nov. 16, 2021 - Nov. 16, 2022External Seminars
"The Digital Transformation Journey: Japan - An Overview - Part 3 Discussion Around Challenges to Digital Transformation in Japan"
Nov. 15, 2021 - Nov. 15, 2022External Seminars
"The Digital Transformation Journey: Japan - An Overview - Part 2 Introduction to Digital Transformation in Japan"
Oct. 18, 2021 - Oct. 19, 2021External Seminars
”Principles for a Data Economy Conference 2021”

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Data Protection and Privacy:Publications

Magazine Article
"The Financial Technology Law Review Fifth Edition - Japan Chapter"
Magazine Article
"Handy Way to Learn Personal Information Protection Act Fundamentals, Including Revisions, in the Form of Dialogue - Part 22: Is the Bill to Revise the Telecommunications Business Act relevant to Personal Information Protection?"
Book
"Children's Privacy and Safety"
Magazine Article
"Latest Practical Issues and Challenges for Protection of Personal Data (Part 6): Regulation of Cross-Border Data Transfers (2)"
Magazine Article
"Cybersecurity in Medical Institutions"

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