Asia Internet Symposium, Tokyo 2017

Theme: Online Data Privacy in Japan

Symposium Details

  • Organized by:
    • Internet Society Asia-Pacific Bureau
  • Co-Hosted by:
    • Internet Society Japan Chapter (ISOC-JP)
    • Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC)


Protecting privacy and personal data becomes even more essential with the expanding use of the Internet–countries around the world are responding accordingly: In Japan, laws such as Act on the Protection of Personal Information were amended this year. Meanwhile, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to be enacted in 2018, is set to enable more control by users over their personal data.

Promoting strong, technology-neutral data-privacy laws, privacy-by-design principles, and ethical data-collection and handling principles is a key approach to protecting and fostering online privacy.

The Asia Internet Symposium in Tokyo will convene a multi-stakeholder dialogue on online privacy, with the following objectives:

  • To identify relevant and emerging online privacy issues in Japan, especially from a socio-economic context.
  • To build a common understanding among the stakeholders around their complexities, including options available to address these issues.
  • To propose concrete actions that can be taken to address the priority online privacy issues, towards fostering online trust as countries in the Asia-Pacific progress with building digital economies.


  • Internet Industry
  • Businesses
  • Government
  • Civil Society 


  1. EU Online Privacy Trends and the GDPR by Nicolas Seidler, Senior Policy Advisor, ISOC
  2. Overview of personal data protection and privacy landscape and emerging issues by Kuniko OGAWA, Personal Information Protection Commission
  3. IoT and Data Privacy by Dr. Ichiro SATO, National Institute of Informatics
  4. Artificial Intelligence and Privacy by Yoichiro ITAKURA, Hikari Sogoh Law offices
  5. Data Privacy in the View of Consumer Protection by Keisuke KATSUKI, Movements for Internet Active Users
  6. Personal Information Protection in Cloud Computing by Yusuke KOIZUMI, Institute for International Socio-Economic Studies
  7. Web Advertisement and Privacy by Dr. Tetsutaro UEHARA, Ritsumeikan University

About AIS

The Internet Society’s Asia Internet Symposium (AIS) are a series of regional events that focus on debate, dialogue and deliberation on topical issues concerning the Internet. Typically, a half-day or evening event, AIS is structured to provide an in-depth look at one particular topic with invited keynotes and presentations followed by a panel discussion.

ISOC-JP is Japan Chapter of Internet Society (ISOC). Following ISOC’s mission, it disseminates and enlightens Internet, conducts activities such as reporting status of Japan to overseas. All activities are volunteer-based.

Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC) is a non-profit, membership-based organization that strives to realize a rich and stable society by supporting the Internet infrastructure through various activities for its smooth administration and operation.

Date and Time

13:00 – 18:30

Thursday 07 December 2017


Essam Kanda Hall #1

3-2-2 Kanda-Kajicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0045, Japan