First review of EU-Japan mutual adequacy agreement

27/10/2021 | European Commission

The Japanese Personal Information Protection Commission, the European Commission and other data protection authorities have conducted the first review of the EU-Japan mutual adequacy agreement that was adopted in 2019. The scope of the review covers several areas, including its application as well as legal developments in data protection and government access to data. “The joint review meeting has confirmed the closeness of our respective data protection systems,” PPC Commissioner Shuhei Ohshima said. The European Commission and PPC will subsequently publish separate reports reviewing their respective adequacy decisions.

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