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Adopted Revised Guidelines for Personal Information Protection in the Telecommunications Business

On 18 May 2023, Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications adopted its Revised Guidelines for Personal Information Protection in the Telecommunications Business. The guidelines include data protection standards and requirements for telecommunications providers. In particular, the telecommunications providers are required to provide the specific purpose for collecting and processing data and obtain consumer consent. The specific purpose for collection and processing would be required to be disclosed publicly and to the consumer. Furthermore, the Revised Guidelines outline exceptions from the consent requirement, including for protecting life and property, public health concerns, collaboration with a public agency, and academic purposes.

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Scope

Policy Area
Data governance
Policy Instrument
Data protection regulation
Regulated Economic Activity
infrastructure provider: internet and telecom services
Implementation Level
national
Government Branch
executive
Government Body
central government

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2023-03-24
in consultation

On 24 March 2023, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications published the revised Revise…

2023-04-24
in consultation

On 24 April 2023, the public consultation closed on the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communicat…

2023-05-18
adopted

On 18 May 2023, Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications adopted its Revised Guideli…