6. Principle of privacy
Users and data providers should take into consideration that the utilization of AI systems or AI services will not infringe on the privacy of users’ or others.
[Main points to discuss]
A) Respect for the privacy of others
With consideration of social contexts and reasonable expectations of people in the utilization of AI, users may be expected to respect the privacy of others in the utilization of AI.
In addition, users may be expected to consider measures to be taken against privacy infringement caused by AI in advance.
B) Respect for the privacy of others in the collection, analysis, provision, etc. of personal data
Users and data providers may be expected to respect the privacy of others in the collection, analysis, provision, etc. of personal data used for learning or other methods of AI.
C) Consideration for the privacy, etc. of the subject of profiling which uses AI
In the case of profiling by using AI in fields where the judgments of AI might have significant influences on individual rights and interests, such as the fields of personnel evaluation, recruitment, and financing, AI service providers and business users may be expected to pay due consideration to the privacy, etc. of the subject of profiling.
D) Attention to the infringement of the privacy of users’ or others
Consumer users may be expected to pay attention not to give information that is highly confidential (including information on others as well as information on users’ themselves) to AI carelessly, by excessively empathizing with AI such as pet robots, or by other causes.
E) Prevention of personal data leakage
AI service providers, business users, and data providers may be expected to take appropriate measures so that personal data should not be provided by the judgments of AI to third parties without consent of the person.
Published by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), the Government of Japan in Draft AI Utilization Principles, Jul 17, 2018