About us

Organization Outline

"JIPDEC" is our formal English name, not an acronym.
When we established in 1967, JIPDEC is an acronym for Japan Information Processing and DEvelopment Center, but when we changed our Japanese name in 2011, the "JIPDEC" became our formal English name.
Establishment December 20, 1967
Capital 3,999 million yen
Budget 2,323 million yen (FY 2021)
Number of Employees 89 (as of April 2021)

Board of Directors

President Hideji  SUGIYAMA
Executive Managing Director Shuichi  WADA
  Tetsuya  SAKASHITA



Roppongi First Building, 9-9 Roppongi 1-chome,
Minato-ku Tokyo, 106-0032 Japan


Names of Departments Activities of Departments
PrivacyMark Promotion Center
Operation of PrivacyMark® System
Digital Trust Assessment Center Trust service evaluation business
Business certification through the authentication of electronic signature
Registration and management of Standard Company Codes
Utilization of Digital Information Research Department Research on the development of a platform for the use of digital information
Accrdited Personal Information Protectoin Organization Administrative Office Acting as an accredited personal information protection organization
Public Relations Office Public relations
Security Management Promotion Office Promotion of information security management

Corporate History

December, 1967 Japan Information Processing Development Center (JIPDEC) was established.
September, 1968 Japan Computer Usage Development Institute (CUDI) was established.
March, 1970 Institute of Information Technology (IIT) was established.
April, 1976 CUDI and IIT were incorporated into JIPDEC.
April, 1984 Japan Information Technology Engineers Examination Center (JITEC) was established (JITEC was moved to the IPA in 2004).
February, 1985 Center for the Informatization of Industry (CII) was established (CII was abolished in 2000).
October, 1992 Japan Electronic Data Interchange Council (JEDIC) was jointly founded by 39 industrial organizations as a voluntary organization (JEDIC was abolished in 2012).
July, 1995 Japan STEP Promotion Center (JSTEP) was established (JSTEP was abolished in 1998).
October, 1995 Research Institute for Advanced Information Technology (AITEC) was established (AITEC was abolished in 2003).
January, 1996 Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of Japan was established.
April, 1998 JIPDEC established the PrivacyMark System on April 1, 1998
July, 1998 JSTEP was reorganized into Japan EC/CALS Organization (JECALS).
April, 2000 CII, and JECALS were incorporated into the ECOM.
April, 2002 JIPDEC officially started the operation of the ISMS (Information Security Management System) accreditation activities.
April, 2003 JIPDEC was designated as the official investigative body for the e-Signature Act.
June, 2005 JIPDEC was designated an accredited personal information protection organization under Japanʼs Act on the Protection of Personal Information.
April, 2006 Database Promotion Center, Japan was incorporated into JIPDEC.
April, 2011 “JIPDEC” became a general incorporated foundation and revised its Japanese name.
December, 2011 The office was relocated to Roppongi 1-chome.
April, 2012 JIPDEC launched the JCAN Certificate service.
July, 2013 JIPDEC launched ROBINS-The Cyber Business Register.
April, 2014 JIPDEC PIA (Privacy Impact Assessment) support service was started.
January, 2016 JIPDEC was recognized as Japan’s first Accountability Agent in compliance with APEC CBPR system.
October, 2017 JIPDEC launched the JCAN Trusted Service Registration.
December, 2017 JIPDEC marked its 50th Anniversary of establishment.
April, 2018 The PrivacyMark System marked its 20th Anniversary.