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

Public Service
Atsushi Okada states his opinions regarding policy for data utilization as an expert at the conference of the "Research Commission on Intellectual Property Strategy" organized by the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
Top rankings received from " Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders"
Top rankings received from " Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders Global Elite – Data 2020"
High evaluation received from " Who′s Who Legal: Japan 2020"
High evaluation received from "Who’s Who Legal: Global 2020"

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Data Protection and Privacy:Seminars

Dec. 16, 2020External Seminars
"Data protection regulations in the pharmaceutical industries ~Japan, Europe, USA, China, Brazil and Thailand"
Dec. 3, 2020External Seminars
"Current Status and Issues of Data Controllability"
Sep. 10, 2020External Seminars
"Dispute Settlement in the Digital Economy"
Aug. 20, 2020External Seminars
"Japanese Privacy Laws: What is the Impact of the New Amendments?"
Aug. 12, 2020External Seminars
"The Data Security issue in IOT Devices"

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Data Protection and Privacy:Publications

Magazine Article
"Measures for Domestic and International Personal Information Protection Laws and Regulations"
"The GDR Insight Handbook 2021 – Japan: Cybersecurity"
Magazine Article
"Summary of the Recommendations and New Standard Contractual Clauses Regarding Data Transfer Outside the EU - Focusing on How to Address Government Access After the "Schrems II" Judgement"
Book Article
"Changing Rules - Business Laws as a Strategic Weapon"
Magazine Article
"Biometric data using facial recognition technology and privacy in public space (Part 2)"

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