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New protection for Big Data under Unfair Competition Prevention Act
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Japan
  • 05 September 2019

The Unfair Competition Prevention Act was recently amended to afford new legal protection to Big Data. Although this new legal protection is expected to increase data use, in order to qualify as protected data, data must be managed accordingly. Thus, all parties which use Big Data in their business should review their management systems, internal rules and agreements regarding the handling of data in order to ensure that such data can fall under the definition of protected data set out in the act.

New commitment procedure under Anti-monopoly Act
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Japan
  • 18 April 2019

A new commitment procedure was recently introduced to the Anti-monopoly Act (AMA), enabling enterprises to voluntarily resolve suspected violations of the AMA with the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC). If a commitment is approved, the conduct of the enterprise concerned will not be considered a violation of the AMA and the enterprise will not be subject to legal penalties. The new procedure may lead to more active enforcement by the JFTC.

Fair Trade Commission Issues Cease and Desist Orders against Marine Hose Cartel
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Japan
  • 13 March 2008

Study Group Report Prepares the Way for Anti-monopoly Review
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Japan
  • 11 October 2007

Reappointment of Chairman of Fair Trade Commission
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Japan
  • 21 June 2007

The Leniency Programme
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Japan
  • 22 February 2007

The leniency programme for surcharge payments in case of cartel and bid rigging was introduced into the Anti-monopoly Law over a year ago. Among other things, the first company to apply for leniency before the commencement of the commission's investigation receives total immunity from the surcharge payment; the second company to apply for leniency receives a 50% reduction of the surcharge payment.

Court Rulings on Disclosure of Case Records
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Japan
  • 07 December 2006

Anti-monopoly Act Reform in Progress
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Japan
  • 21 September 2006

Court Injunction System under the Anti-monopoly Act
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Japan
  • 15 June 2006

In accordance with Article 24 of the Anti-monopoly Act, private entities (including business enterprises and consumers) may seek a court injunction ordering business enterprises to cease engaging in unfair business practices where private business enterprises or consumers are likely to suffer significant damage. This update provides an overview of the court injunction system under Article 24 of act.

Amendment to the Anti-monopoly Act
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Japan
  • 13 April 2006

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