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1/19/05 -Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare calls for public comment on Draft Commentary on Guidelines Concerning Measures to Taken by Businesses for Assuring the Appropriate Handling of Personal Information related to Employment Management (Japanese only)
Closing date for comment: February 8, 2005

10/5/04- JPR releases first national survey on Japanese attitudes to e-government.

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JPR adds international e-Government resource.

8/13/04- MPHPT announces interim report of Telecommunications Privacy Study Group; results of public consultation on proposed telecommunications privacy guidelines

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China Launches Privacy Protection Law Project, by Russell Pipe [PDF]

Personal Data Leakages and Consumer Privacy: What Companies in Japan Should Do to Renew (and Deserve) Public Trust. [PDF]

Consumer Privacy in Japan and the New Personal Data Protection Law [PDF]

Privacy and the New Data Protection Law: Challenge and Opportunity for Businesses and Government [PowerPoint]

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