Technological innovation is a focus area for many of our clients and a key theme in GR Japan’s work. Advances in Internet and communications technologies are driving developments as diverse as the emergence of the digital economy, the sharing economy, the aggregation and use of big data, the use of cloud-based services, the advance of robotics in manufacturing and healthcare, and developments in electronic trading, not to mention the impact of technology on traditional areas, such as the way people receive and disseminate information and interact with their social networks. Japan has been at the forefront of these developments.

GR Japan has closely followed these developments and policy debates over the years. We have been directly involved in drafting policy recommendations on data residency and the revision of the Personal Information Protection Act.