EU and Japan add cross-border data provisions to economic partnership

02/02/2024 | Council of the European Union

The EU and Japan have signed a protocol to include provisions on cross-border data flows in their Economic Partnership agreement. The protocol ensures that data flows between the EU and Japan are not disrupted by unjustified data localization measures. This agreement is expected to provide greater legal certainty and benefit from the free flow of data according to the EU and Japan’s rules on data protection and the digital economy. The protocol will enter into force once ratified by Japan, and both sides have completed their internal procedures.

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