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PRIVACY LAW—JAPAN

May 12, 2011

The Korea Times provides an overview of Japan's data privacy frameworks, including the guidelines currently used by the country. Japan uses guidelines from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and its own Japanese Industry Standards. In the private sector, the Privacy Mark System is an accreditation that allows organizations to demonstrate their compliance with the law while providing a high level of protection. The article also reviews the three main laws that drive the current legislative structure and mentions that "various issues, such as behavioral targeting marketing and cloud computing, are in talks recently." The Japanese government has also proposed the idea for a "Number System for Social Security and Taxation" and a "Number System Council for Social Security and Taxation."
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