Hiroki Habuka

Deputy Director, Digital Economy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

Hiroki Habuka is a Deputy Director of the Digital Economy Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan (METI). He is an attorney at law admitted in Japan and New York State. Habuka is in charge of establishing a new regulatory framework for the rapidly changing digital technologies, including AI governance, privacy protection, data security as well issues related to digital platforms. Habuka received a master’s degree in International Economic Law, Business and Policy from Stanford Law School (LL.M., Fulbright Fellow), a Juris Doctor’s degree from University of Tokyo Law School, and a bachelor’s degree from University of Tokyo, faculty of law. Before taking the current position, he has worked at the World Trade Organization, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (a Japanese law firm), the Financial Services Agency of Japan, and McDermott Will & Emery (Paris).