Japanese Information Banks


Jyrki Suokas


Hall F


11:45 - 13:00 Friday






Japanese government has created guidelines for “personal data trust banks”, organisations that could facilitate trusted sharing of personal data under people’s permission. The federation of Japanese IT-associations manages the certification system for data banks and the first certified data banks were announced in July 2019. This government initiative and the certification system has boosted the development of new services and tools like personal data stores. This session will cover the overall picture of the Japanese data banking market including the detailed description of the certificating system and several examples of companies developing the data banking services.

This session includes:

  • Opening the session – Japanese data banking landscape
    Jyrki Suokas, Sitra (session moderator)
  • Japanese certification programme for Trusted Personal Data Management Services
    Hajime Onga, Information Technology Federation of Japan (IT Renmei)
  • Why to become a certified data bank? – Case: DataSign
    Yuichi Ota, DataSign
  • Key player of Japanese data bank industry – Case: Dai Nippon Printing
    Takahiro Aoki & Ken Kurose, Dai Nippon Printing (DNP)
  • Piloting a data bank service with 12,000 people – Case: My Data Intelligence
    Shin Tanaka, My Data Intelligence
  • Closing – reflecting the Japanese development from an international perspective
    Jyrki Suokas (moderator)

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