EPDB adopts opinion on EU-Japan draft adequacy decision

On 4-5 December, European data protection authorities, assembled in the European Data Protection Board (EPDB), met for their fifth plenary session, and adopted an opinion on the EU-Japan draft adequacy decision. Though recognising that the Japanese legal framework could not replicate the EU general data protection regulation (GDPR), the EPDB indicated that a number of concerns remained, in particular regarding the protection of personal data transferred from the EU to Japan. This adequacy decision is expected to be the first adopted by the EU since the GDPR came into force.