JPN DP My Number Guideline Revised


On Jan. 19, JPN DP proposed rules on specified personal information.


  • JPN DP proposed guidelines on proper handling of specified personal information.
  • Aim to revise matters on reporting re data leak and notice to affected individuals, will impact guidelines for administrative entities, regional public entities, and businesses.
  • Follows JPN DP Sep. 2021 changes to personal data handling guides, see #114746.
  • Proposed Revisions
  • Concern mandatory reporting to JPN DP (on preliminary basis, with confirmed facts) and individuals in case of risk of data leak, harm to individuals' rights and interests.
  • Detailed explanations on measures that ought to be taken upon discovery of an information leak and notifications to be sent to JPN DP and the relevant individuals.
  • On matters including factual investigations, investigations of cause, examination and implementation of measures to prevent recurrence; public entity reporting deadlines.
  • Report within three to five days upon discovery of data leak (a rough indication), report with confirmed facts within thirty days in principle (stipulated as a rule).
  • Consultation Period
  • Comments on the public consultation should be received by Feb. 19, 2022.
  • Mar. 2022 Response to Comment
  • On Mar. 30, 2022, JPN DP issued consultation feedback after receiving 3 comments.
  • Clarified scope, revised definition on administrative work involving the use of personal number for clarity, made other revisions re technical matters, finalized guidelines.
  • Apr. 1, 2022 Update Webpage, FAQs
  • On Apr. 1, 2022, JPN DP updated webpage on specific personal data handling guides.
  • JPN DP included links to the data handling guidelines it had updated on Mar. 30, 2022.
  • Also updated FAQs on guides including those re financial business, mainly involving changes to paragraph references but also on outsourcing to third party overseas.
  • (Content published on Apr. 1, 2022; and summary added to Reg-Track Apr. 8, 2022).
  • Apr. 15, 2022 Update Summaries of Guides
  • On Apr. 15, 2022, JPN DP updated summaries of guidelines suitable for staff training.
  • Concern guidelines on specific personal information (my number) for business operators; financial business; and for administrative, regional public entities.
  • Apr. 15, 2022 Update Supplementary Materials
  • On Apr. 15, 2022, JPN DP updated supplementary materials associated with guidelines.
  • Re businesses, concern summary on application of guides on process from obtaining my number to disposal and relevant sections of guides for specified corporations.
  • Re public entities, involve revisions to personal information protection rules that could be necessary in the handling of specific personal information (my number).
  • On Apr. 20, 2022, JPN DP updated rules and guides for the public sector, see #128105.
  • Apr. 27, 2022 Guides to Prevent Data Leak
  • On Apr. 27, 2022, JPN DP issued guides for local public entities to prevent data leak.
  • May 2022 Training Video and Materials
  • On May 12, 2022, JPN DP issued video, presentation material for public sector training.

Regulators JPN DP
Entity Types Corp
Reference Gd, Vid, 5/12/2022; Gd 4/27/2022; PR, Gd, 4/15/2022; FAQ, PR, 4/1/2022; RF, FS 240000078, PR, 3/30/2022; CP 240000078, PR, 1/19/2022; Law no. 57 of 2003; Law no. 7 of 2013; Law no. 44 of 2020; Law no. 37 of 2021; My Number;
Functions Compliance; Cyber; HR; Legal; Outsourcing; Privacy; Record Retention; Reporting; Technology; Training
Countries Japan; Cross-Border
Category
State
Products Corporate
Regions AP
Rule Type Final
Rule Date 1/19/2022
Effective Date 5/12/2022
Rule Id 127031
Linked to Rule :128105
Reg. Last Update 5/12/2022
Report Section International

Last substantive update on 05/15/2022