Eu Japan Gdpr Agreement

On 23 January 2019, the European Union (EU) adopted a decision on the free flow of sensitive data with Japan. This is the first adequacy agreement since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force last May. Given the time with which countries around the world are reviewing and strengthening their data protection legislation, this agreement could be the first among others. Its implementation marks the end of a process that began in January 2017, when talks were initiated with Japan and Korea to facilitate the flow of data between the EU and these countries, while ensuring a high level of protection for personal data. Discussions ended in July 2018 and the agreement had to be approved by both sides before coming into force. The EU-Japan agreement is particularly noteworthy, as it is the first agreement on the transfer of mutual recognition data within the framework of the RGPD. In order to facilitate the agreement, Japan has put in place additional safeguards to ensure that all data provided by the EU complies with the impregnating of new European standards. These include: this agreement is essential, as it was made possible by a formal adequacy decision adopted under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is the process that the EU has put in place to determine whether a non-European country has an adequate level of data protection so that personal data can be transferred from the EU to that other country without the need for further safeguards. The result of this pioneering agreement is that COMPANIEs in the EU and Japan are now able to transfer data to each other without the other party asking them to offer additional guarantees or meet additional conditions. Indeed, the transfer of data between EU and Japanese organisations is now treated with data that is transmitted within the EU itself, just as all data from EU Member States is “white-filed” by the Japanese Commission for the Protection of Personal Data. This means that companies in these two major economic zones can freely exchange personal data on workers or customers, which is an important aid to promote trade and trade between regions.

On 23 January, the European Commission announced that it had adopted a decision on Japan`s adequacy with a view to its immediate entry into force. The reciprocal agreement, which covers Japan`s 127 million citizens and the EU as a whole, allows the transfer of personal data between Japan and the EU without the need for additional safeguards, such as standard contractual clauses, and creates the largest secure data transmission domain in the world. An official press release from the European Commission, which announced the approval of the agreement by both sides, welcomed the new agreement on data transfer between the EU and Japan for the creation of the “world`s largest safe data flow space”. At the same time, Japan has recognised EU data protection legislation within the framework of Japan`s Commission for the Protection of Personal Data, thus concluding a mutual agreement for the first time.


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