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Invitation for Public Comments on the Outline of “New Data Management Methods and Framework to Promote Value Creation through Data (Tentative)” (Draft)

July 15, 2021

Based on the discussions at the 3rd layer Task Force under the Study Group for Industrial Cybersecurity, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has drafted the outline of “New Data Management Methods and Framework to Promote Value Creation through Data (Tentative)”, and now invite public comments.

1. Background and purpose

METI established the Study Group for Industrial Cybersecurity in December 2017 in order to address cybersecurity issues. METI also launched the 3rd layer Task Force under the Study Group on July 31st, 2019, and started discussions concerning requirements for ensuring trustworthiness of data.

In “Society5.0” and “Connected Industries”, where cyberspace and physical space are highly integrated, data is freely exchanged and will be used to create new data to provide added value. The data itself must be correct for these connections to have value, and the data is the anchor point for ensuring the trustworthiness of the connections in cyberspace.

In order to implement comprehensive security measures based on the anchor point of trustworthiness of the data itself, it is necessary to identify risks throughout the data life cycle.

The Task Force has drafted the outline of “New Data Management Methods and Framework to Promote Value Creation through Data (Tentative)”. The framework is intended to make it possible to implement the measures necessary to ensure the security of data flowing between entities through appropriate data management, in order to ensure the trustworthiness of the data, allowing for the creation of added value.

In the framework, data management is defined as “managing the processes during which data properties change due to events in the domains based on the life cycle”, and data management is organized into a model consisting of the management of three elements: “event” (generation/acquisition, processing/usage, transfer/provision, storage, and disposal), “domain” (e.g. the laws and regulations of each country/region, internal rules stipulated by organizations, and contracts exchanged individually between organizations) and “property” (e.g. category, scope of disclosure, purpose of use, data controller and data rights holder).

METI hopes that the three elements provide clarity on the situation of data, and that all stakeholders are able to individually ensure appropriate data management based on a common understanding of the situation.

METI invites public comment on the draft in order to receive a diverse range of feedback.

2. Topic for comments

3. Due date

E-mail responses

Please send your comments before 24:00, October 11, 2021 (Japan Standard Time, UTC+0900).

Postal responses

Please send your comments by October 11, 2021 (Japan Standard Time, UTC+0900).

4. Submission of comments

Please provide your comments in either Japanese or English.
Please specify which headings in the draft your comments are addressing.
Please provide your name and affiliation (individuals, companies, or groups). In the case of companies or groups, include your department name and title. Please also provide your contact information (address, phone number, and e-mail address). Your comments should be submitted via one of the following methods:

E-mail

cybersec_comment@meti.go.jpメールリンク
Please include “Data Management Methods and Framework Comments” in the subject line.

Postal mail

Send your document to the attention of:

Cybersecurity Division
Commerce and Information Policy Bureau
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
1-3-1 Kasumigaseki
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan

Please write “Attention: Data Management Methods and Framework Comments” on the envelope.

5. Notes

Appendix

Division in Charge

Cybersecurity Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau