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TILT seminar by Miho Kamitsukue

Topic: “Privacy Law in Japan - From Torts View”


In Japanese law, the first prominent case in which people paid attention to privacy was in 1964.

From then to now, developing a theory of protection for privacy had been based on Prosser's theory.

Whereas in today's society in Japan, both technological development and the approach towards individuality has changed dramatically. These changes has brought up many important questions on how to protect privacy.

These questions may lead to larger and more profound questions such as "What is privacy? and what is protection ?" Most countries have these concerning questions.

In Japan, we have these same questions. However, we also have distinctive characteristic points which is somewhat convoluted.

For example, the theory of privacy in Japan tends to be based on Prosser. On the other hand, protecting personal data is modelled-on not only after the U.S. but also after the E.U. such as GDPR.

So, what is the best way to protect privacy? and what is privacy?

In order to answer these fundamental questions, one has to analyze effective measures of protecting privacy and the meaning of privacy.


Dr. Miho Kamitsukue, Professor of Sapporo University in Hokkaido, Japan. Her research is focused on privacy in torts law. She is also a member of both administrative and governmental committees about privacy protection and personal data protection.

Registration is free, but please register via Ghislaine van den Maagdenberg:

Location: Montesquieu Building, 7th floor

When: 06 December 2018 12:00

End date: 06 December 2018 13:30