JIPDEC PrivacyMark Forum

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  Started in 1998, the PrivacyMark® System will mark its 15th anniversary in April 2013. Over this period, the accumulated number of PrivacyMark entities has reached more than 16,000, and it has earned widespread trust and support as a third-party certification system for the protection of personal information in Japan.

  A recent trend in Japan and overseas has been the holding of events for calling attention to the importance of privacy and protecting personal information on January 28 of each year, which is designated as "Data Privacy Day and Data Protection Day". In Japan, concerns about the protection of personal privacy have been on the rise, with the enactment of the Personal Information Protection Law in April 2005 and the submission of a national ID number proposal to the Diet in February 2012 which would require that a unique number be assigned to each citizen for social security reform.

  In this type of environment, JIPDEC marked the occasion of Data Privacy Day and Data Protection Day by holding the "JIPDEC PrivacyMark Forum 2013" to promote greater awareness of the importance of personal information protection and provide PrivacyMark entities valuable information on addressing personal information protection.

  This Forum presented the latest trends in personal information protection in Japan and abroad and also case studies in how PrivacyMark entities implement their personal information protection management system(PMS). An awards ceremony was also held where certificates of appreciation were presented for expressing our gratitude to PrivacyMark entities who have been PrivacyMark entities for over 14 years.

March 1, 2013

<Reference: >「Data Privacy Day and Data protection Day」
"Data Privacy Day and Data Protection Day" is celebrated on January 28 of each year in the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries to raise awareness and promote discussion on data confidentiality, privacy, and personal information protection. In Europe, it is also called Data Protection Day.


Forum Details

January 28, 2013 (Monday) 10:00 AM to 4:20 PM
Bellesalle Shinjuku Grand Event Hall
8-17-3 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
No.of Visitors:
964(PrivacyMark entities)
Sponsored by:



Sponsor Greeting

Tsutomu Makino
 ,President of JIPDEC


PrivacyMark System: Its Current State and Future Outlook

Dr. Masao Horibe

Chairman of PrivacyMark System Committee and Emeritus Professor of Hitotsubashi University


Keynote 1: International Trends in Personal Data Protection: Proposals of Initiatives for Japan's PrivacyMark System

Mr. Yoichiro Itakura

Attorney at Law in Hikari Sogoh Law Offices (Former Senior Specialist, Office of Personal Information Protection, Legal System Planning Division, Consumer Affairs Agency)


PrivacyMark System Contributor Awards

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Ms. Sophie Kwasny

Head of the Data Protection Unit, the Council of Europe

Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D.

IPC (Information and Privacy Commissioner), Ontario, Canada 


Keynote 2: Social Security and Tax Number Systems and Privacy Protection

Ms. Masako Mizumachi

Attorney at Law and Assistant Counselor in the Social Security Reform Office, Cabinet Secretariat


Case Studies of PrivacyMark entities (Two Companies)

Case Study (1)Ms. Kazuko Otani

General Manager, Legal Affairs Department, The Japan Research Institute, Limited

Case Study (2)Mr. Yoshikazu Kinebuchi

President's Office Compliance Group Manager, O-net, Inc

PrivacyMark Promotion Center, PrivacyMark Office