Europe and Japan to speak the same privacy language

On 17 July 2018, the EU and Japan announced the conclusion of discussions on reciprocal adequacy of their legal systems, agreeing to create the world's largest area of safe data flows.  You can read the official press release here. The successful conclusion of the EU-Japan data protection-related talks is very good news for everyone. It will ...

#CoE Treaty No.108: Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data

The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers has approved the modernisation of Treaty No. 108, Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data. The amending protocol will be formally adopted next week by the  Committee of Ministers  during their annual ministerial session on 18 May 2018 in Elsinore (Denmark). In it's Summary Report on co-operation between the ...

International trade agreements: Let’s talk about the exchange of personal data

The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement/Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which was originally set to be approved by the end of this year after talks officially began in 2013, has recently been met with criticism from members of the European Commission's DG Justice and Consumers and Members of the European Parliament following a request from Japanese negotiators ...