August 13, 2004

Ministry of Public Management,
Home Affairs,
Posts and Telecommunications



MPHPT announces i) results of invitation to comments on draft amendment to the Guidelines on the Protection of Personal Information in the Telecommunications Business and, ii) an interim report from the Study Group Concerning Information Privacy in the Telecommunications Business Field



The MPHPT announced and conducted an invitation to comments on the draft amendment to the Guidelines on the Protection of Personal Information in the Telecommunications Business, taking into consideration debates from the Study Group Concerning Information Privacy in the Telecommunications Business Field (chaired by Prof. HORIBE Masao, Chuo University). As a result, the MPHPT received comments from 11 people.

The study group has taken these comments into consideration, and has now compiled an interim report on the amendment to the Guidelines.



For details refer to the Japanese web site
http://www.soumu.go.jp/s-news/2004/040813_3.html

For further information about this press release, please contact:

International Policy Division, International Affairs Department
Telecommunications Bureau
Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs,
Posts and Telecommunications
Tel: (03) 5253-5920 Fax: (03) 5253-5924

Or visit
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