I work on Apps, currently Android, which are distributed via Google Play.

As the EU has GDPR, in Japan they have APPI (Act on the Protection of Personal Information) which is something like the Japanese version of GDPR. I read at several places that it is required that the GDPR is always available in the country's own language which requires a lot of translations for the EU. However, I cannot find information if APPI is mandatory in Japanese or if English is sufficient.

I assume it is mandatory, but I would like to have a confirmation and/or a link to the according rules.

  • I changed it now to a single question.
    – UweD
    Nov 18 '20 at 6:27
  • Thanks, looks good to me!
    – Ryan M
    Nov 18 '20 at 6:28
  • (This is not legal advice and I am not a lawyer) Well once take a look at this termsfeed.com/blog/privacy-policy-mandatory-law/… you will find thee are way more laws to be concerned with .The south african POPI Act even awards you 10 years jail. Nov 18 '20 at 7:14
  • @compenthusiast: The link is an interesting overview, but I could not find any mentioning of Japan.
    – UweD
    Nov 18 '20 at 7:17
  • (This is not legal advice and I am not a lawyer)I know you are concerned about Japan but I just told you about some other countries laws in case because if you don't obey them too you can get into trouble. Nov 18 '20 at 7:19

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