What is Japan’s My Number Compliance?

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What is Japan’s My Number Compliance?

Japan’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) requires protection of citizens’ personal data against leakage, loss, or damage; supervision of employees handling the data; and supervision of third parties entrusted with the data.

Regulation Summary

The data security requirements for businesses handling data associated with an individual’s Japanese “My Number” are governed primarily by Japan’s “Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).”

These include:

  • Taking necessary and proper measures for the prevention of leakage, loss, or damage, and for other security control of personal data
  • Exercising necessary and appropriate supervision over the employees handling the data to ensure the security control of the personal data
  • Exercising necessary and appropriate supervision over any persons of organizations entrusted with the data to ensure the security control of the entrusted personal data

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