Lessons learned from Japan’s updated Privacy Mark System
Japan was one of the first countries in the world to introduce data protection certification and privacy seals. By Masao Horibe, Former Chairman of Japan’s Personal Information Protection Commission.
The establishment of privacy and data protection certification mechanisms and privacy and data protection seals and marks has increasingly been arousing great interest.
Japan was one of the first countries in the world to introduce privacy and data protection certification mechanisms and privacy and data protection seals and marks. Kanagawa Prefecture which, with a population of some nine million, is the second-largest regional governmental body after the Tokyo Metropolis, established the Personal Data (PD) system (as described below) in 1990, and at the national level, JIPDEC (then the Japan Information Processing and Development Corporation) introduced the “Privacy Mark System” in 1998.
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