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Volume: 15 Issue: 9
(September 2018)

Keywords:
eu data reform gdpr direct marketing data transfers

Authors:
kensaku takase

Organisations:
baker & mckenzie

Jurisdictions:
japan eu

Japan: The GDPR: the top seven issues faced by companies

In Japan, there has been a growing interest in the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’) and its implications for business’ operations. The European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Věra Jourová issued, on 5 September 2018, a statement on the draft adequacy decision on personal data transfers between the EU and Japan, following the conclusion of talks on reciprocal adequacy, on 17 July 2018. Kensaku Takase, Partner at Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise), discusses the key issues facing many Japanese businesses following the introduction of the GDPR.

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