Japan Aims to Lead Rulemaking on Cross-Border Data Flows

Politics

Tokyo, June 7 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government on Friday underscored the country's determination to lead global efforts to make rules on cross-border data transfers.

It also vowed to accelerate preparations for introducing fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless communications networks in Japan and to promote the use of artificial intelligence.

The goals were included in the government's information technology policy guidelines adopted at a joint meeting of two of its panels--the IT strategy headquarters and the strategic council on the promotion of public-private data utilization.

"Japan will display its leadership in rulemaking for data distribution" at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, western Japan, on June 28-29, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at the joint meeting. He is set to chair the meeting of leaders from the 20 advanced and emerging economies.

Digital data are expected to be utilized for projecting demand at retailers and developing new products and services, as well as in a number of other areas including the medical sector.

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