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Key Points of the Act on Improving Transparency and Fairness of Digital Platforms(TFDPA)

Key Points of the Act on Improving Transparency and Fairness of Digital Platforms (establishment: May 27, 2020; promulgation: June 3, 2020; enforcement: February 1, 2021)

Basic Philosophy

Targets subject to the regulations

Roles that specified digital platform providers should play

Note: The Act requires such providers to send a prior notification of changes in terms and conditions, etc. to users and to voluntarily develop systems for settling complaints and disputes.

Roles that administrative authorities should play

Note: The regulations under the Act should be applied to all digital platform providers regardless of domestic or overseas origin of the businesses. METI may develop procedures for service by publication, while referring to case examples in which the Antimonopoly Act has been applied to overseas businesses.

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Division in Charge

Digital Market Policy Office, Information Economy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau

Last updated:2021-04-16