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Breakfast conference – GDPR and Japan: What about the new adequacy decision on data transfers and trade flows more globally between Japan and the EU?

14/06/19
Breakfast conference – GDPR and Japan: What about the new adequacy decision on data transfers and trade flows more globally between Japan and the EU?

Invitation: Thursday 4th July 2019

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés and Abe, Ikubo & Katayama are pleased to invite you to a breakfast-conference on the following subject:

 

GDPR and Japan:
What about the new adequacy decision on data transfers and trade flows more globally between Japan and the EU?
Illustration through the healthcare and life sciences industries

Thursday 4th July, 2019 from 9am to 10.30am
reception and breakfast from 8.30am

 

On January 23, 2019, the European Union and Japan have reached a landmark agreement by welcoming Japan in the team of non-EU countries recognized as offering an adequate level of protection to personal data coming from the EU, after two years of negotiation. This comes on top of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement having entered into force in February 2019.

 

Japan has agreed to comply with European requirements and in particular to substantially align with the GDPR’s requirements by incorporating additional provisions into its national legislation on the protection of personal data.

 

This adequacy decision creates “the world’s largest area of safe data flows”, as declared by Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality and is intended to “serve as an example for future partnerships in this key area and help setting global standards.”

 

What does this new set of decisions mean for companies willing to transfer sensitive data from the EU to Japan and inversely? What are the key principles now driving Japanese data privacy legislation and how has it been updated? Under which conditions data transfers will now be taking place and what practical legal guidelines may those companies follow to secure their projects? What about trade arrangements more globally?

 

Through the example of the life sciences and healthcare industries, we will be happy to discuss these issues with you during a breakfast-conference hosted and animated by:

 

 

This event is reserved for our clients and partners. It does not constitute “training” within the meaning of the CPF or the mandatory continuing training of lawyers.

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