The European Commission has announced that the EU and Japan have reached an agreement on cross-border data flows that is expected to boost business and have global implications for data rules. The agreement enables companies to handle data without cumbersome administration within a predictable legal framework. The agreement also removes the need for data localisation, making business operations more efficient while ensuring the highest level of data protection for citizens.
Once ratified, the agreement will be included in the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
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