Taro Komukai was born in Tokyo in 1964. He graduated from the School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University in 1987. He completed the Doctoral Program at the Graduate School of Law, Chuo University in 2007. He holds a Ph.D. in Law (Chuo University). He assumed his current post in 2020 after serving as senior vice president of InfoCom Research, Inc., teaching as a guest associate professor at Waseda University, and teaching as a professor at Nihon University. Since the early 1990s, he has been conducting a broad range of research on the problems in legal systems posed by the development of information technology.
Recent publications include Johoho Nyumon (Dai-5-ban) Digital Network no Horitsu (Introduction to Information Law (5th Edition) Laws of Digital Networks) (NTT Publishing, 2020), Gaisetsu GDPR - Sekai wo Yurugasu Kojin Joho Hogo Seido (Outline of the GDPR: The Personal Information Protection System that Will Change the World) (co-authored, NTT Publishing, 2019), Kiso kara Manabu Digital Forensics (Learning Digital Forensics from the Basics) (co-authored, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers, 2019), among others.