2.4. By providing your personal data to the EU-Japan centre (at meetings, events and subscription to our newsletters, etc.) They recognize that it has a legitimate interest in processing this personal data. An official press release from the European Commission, which announced the approval of the agreement by both sides, welcomed the new agreement on data transfer between the EU and Japan for the creation of the “world`s largest safe data flow space”. At the same time, Japan has recognised EU data protection legislation within the framework of Japan`s Commission for the Protection of Personal Data, thus concluding a mutual agreement for the first time. EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova stressed that “data is the fuel of the global economy and that this agreement will allow data to travel safely between us for the benefit of our citizens and economies.” As the European Commission has said, the two sides reaffirmed through this agreement that in the digital age, the promotion of high standards of data protection and data protection and the facilitation of international trade must and can go hand in hand. The adequacy decisions complement the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, which will come into force next month. European companies will benefit from free data flows with a major trading partner and privileged access to Japan`s 127 million consumers. The EU and Japan argue that in the digital age, promoting high standards of data protection and data protection and facilitating international trade must and can go hand in hand. Analysis of new strategic, economic and digital agreements between the EU and Japan. You have the right to object to the processing of personal data and the use of personal data. This right can be exercised in writing: firstname.lastname@example.org The ECONOMIC partnership agreement BETWEEN the EU and Japan, which came into force in February 2019, probably influenced the outcome of the decision.
Although the EDPB and the EC have criticised some aspects of Japan`s data protection framework, the free flow of data between Japan and the EU facilitates the implementation of the bilateral trade agreement, which may explain the flexibility of the process. Neither the RGPD nor WP 254 mention the granting of additional guarantees to a third country. Nevertheless, the EDP asked the EC to closely monitor the application of the additional rules, as “their legal value is an absolutely essential element of the EU`s adequacy in Japan”. The entry into force of the EPA would have been a remarkable achievement. But the EU and Japan are also celebrating a strategic agreement and a digital agreement that supports the EPA. In order for the European Commission to make a adequacy decision, a country`s data protection legislation must ensure adequate protection of personal data, which means a level “substantially equivalent” to that of the EU RGPD. However, countries are not required to legislate in exactly the same way as the EU. To this end, Japan has committed to implementing various measures to protect personal data transferred to the country, including a series of rules that give individuals in the European Union whose personal data are transferred to Japan, additional safeguards for processing sensitive data, conditions under which EU data can be transferred from Japan to another third country, and the right of access and rectification. A complaints mechanism, managed by the Japan Commission for the Protection of Personal Data, will resolve European complaints about their access to data by Japanese organisations.
Barriers to the transfer of personal data between companies in Japan and the EU have disappeared: on 23 January 2019, the framework for the reciprocal and fluid transmission of personal data between Japan and the EU (the `framework`) was implemented. This trifecta of agreements significantly improves relations between the EU and Japan and has global implications.