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Joint Press Release with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and CommunicationsMETI and the MIC to Hold Meetings of the Data Distribution Promotion Working Group under the IoT Acceleration Consortium

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), as secretariats, are to hold meetings of the Data Distribution Promotion Working Group under the IoT Acceleration Consortium, for the purpose of vitalizing commerce related to data across various fields and industries. The Working Group is to promote the creation of new business by holding discussions on the ideal state of and rules for contracts, which are expected to be challenges in dealing with data distribution between companies, based on use cases.

1. Purpose

Many companies, not only those which hope to provide data but also those which hope to use data, are emerging while the development of business using the IoT is being anticipated. On the contrary, there are some cases where progress in providing data hasn’t been made, due to some concerns about matters such as the appropriate handling of data. Meetings of the Working Group are to be held for picking out and discussing issues that can arise in such data distribution, based on use cases.

2. Details

Based on interviews of representatives of companies including those participating in the IoT Acceleration Lab, issues such as terms and conditions according to the characteristics of data, points of view about the ownership of rights, and issues surrounding privacy are to be picked out and considered by using data, that is anticipated to be used, as use cases.

Examples of use cases to be reviewed

Probe information from taxis, mobile information from smartphone applications, etc.

3. Outline (first meeting)

Date: 10:00-12:00, January 22 (Fri.), 2016
Venue: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Annex (Common Meeting Room No. 312)
* Meetings are to be held about once a month
If you are a representative of a member company of the IoT Acceleration Consortium, you can observe the first meeting.

Release date

January 21, 2016

Division in charge

Information Economy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

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