07 Sep EU Commission Unveils Procedure on Adoption of Adequacy Decision on Japan
The European Commission launched last September 5 the procedure for the adoption of its adequacy decision on its data transfer deal with Japan. It was announced in a press release that Commissioner Jourová had already briefed the College on the next steps, and the Commission is publishing the draft adequacy decision and related documents.
The two countries are currently going through the internal procedures for the final adoption of its reciprocal adequacy finding. On its part, the EU will have to obtain an opinion from the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and approval from a committee composed of representatives of the EU Member States.
Meanwhile, Japan has already made a number of commitments that would ensure a level of data protection equivalent to that of European standards even before the Commission formally adopts its adequacy decision.
Source: European Commission