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Junichi Ishii

Junichi Ishii

Director for International Affairs, Personal Information Protection Commission, Japan

Junichi Ishii is Director for International Affairs at Personal Information Protection Commission, Japan (PPC). He has been involved in the work on trusted government access in the OECD, which recently issued ministerial declaration on high-level principles. His work in the PPC also focuses on promotion of Cross-Border Privacy Rules, which have been developed as a work of APEC and now are addressed in the newly established global forum aiming at broadening participation to it; and enhancing relationship with foreign counterparts in bilateral as well as multi-lateral ways including international fora such as Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). He also serves as the Chair of Data Privacy Sub-Group, Digital Economy Steering Group in APEC.

Prior to join the PPC in April 2018, he served also for the PPC by way of secondment from a private company, Yahoo Japan Corporation, to which he belonged for 13 years from April 2005. In that company, he started his work on the protection of personal information and privacy from October 2010 and experienced public policy related work with main regard to deliberations on the amendment of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information. He also has experiences of attendance to International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners and APEC Data Privacy Sub-group meeting several times.

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