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JDR Vol.6 No.2 pp. 244-252
(2011)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2011.p0244

Paper:

Problems and Recommendations on Current Information Legislation in Japan

Kazuhiko Takano

Graduate School and Faculty of Safety Science, Kansai University, 7-1 Hakubai, Takatsuki, Osaka 569-1098, Japan

Received:
October 18, 2010
Accepted:
January 30, 2011
Published:
April 1, 2011
Keywords:
EU Data Protection Directive, privacy, personal information, trade secret
Abstract

Although Japanese enterprises have already spent considerable money and labor on protection of personal information, the European Union does not assess Japan as a country taking appropriate measures for “adequate levels of protection.” Japan should establish new legislation accepted internationally that reduces massive personal information leaks and revitalizes enterprises and solves domestic problems. Enactment of such legislation is an obligation for Japan, a leading country in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) sector. This paper summarizes current problems, recommends amendments to current legislation and proposes a framework on personal information protection.

Cite this article as:
Kazuhiko Takano, “Problems and Recommendations on Current Information Legislation in Japan,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.6, No.2, pp. 244-252, 2011.
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