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Release of the Guidelines of Certification Schemes Concerning Functions of Information Trust ver. 1.0

June 26, 2018

Joint Press Release with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) jointly established the Study Group for Ideal Approaches to a Certification Scheme Concerning Functions of Information Trust (chair: Mr. George Shishido, Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo) in November 2017. As results of the discussions, the study group formulated a draft of the Guidelines of Certification Schemes Concerning Functions of Information Trust ver.1.0. From May 12 (Sat.) to 31 (Thur.), METI and MIC called for public comments on the draft, and subsequently received 17 opinions. METI and MIC hereby release these opinions submitted to the ministries, the ministries’ comments on these opinions, and the first version of the guidelines in which these opinions are reflected.

1. Outline

In November 2017, METI and MIC started a series of meetings of the study group. At the meetings, the study group focused on functions of information trust required for what is called “information banks” and held discussions concerning ideal approaches to arbitrary certification systems operated by private associations and other organizations.

Concerning the draft of the Guidelines of Certification Schemes Concerning Functions of Information Trust ver.1.0, which was formulated by the study group, METI and MIC called for public comments from May 12 (Sat.) to 31 (Thur.), 2018, and subsequently received 17 opinions.

METI and MIC hereby release the opinions submitted to the ministries, the ministries’ comments on these opinions, and the guidelines ver.1.0 in which these opinions are reflected.

2. Results of the call

For the opinions submitted to METI and MIC and the ministries’ comments on these opinions, see Appendix 1 attached to the Japanese language news release.(PDF:411KB)PDF

As shown in Appendix 2 attached to the Japanese language news release(PDF:1,515KB)PDF, METI and MIC release the first version of the guidelines, an outcome of revising the draft version based on the opinions submitted to the ministries.

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