Data Protection | 03 May 2019

In Japan, in cases of privacy violation or defamation, personal information/privacy was once protected mainly by injunctions or claims for damages based on tort law. However, the situation changed dramatically with the enactment of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (the APPI) in 2005. When large-scale leakage of personal information occurs, a number of victims still bring collective lawsuits under tort law, however, the most routine and significant law for private business operators handling personal information is the APPI. [Continue Reading]