Meeting between Commissioner Kumazawa and Jourová

On Dec 14, 2017, Commissioner Kumazawa, the Personal Information Protection Commission of Japan and Commissioner Jourová, the European Commission held a meeting in regard to transfer of personal data between Japan and the EU. They confirmed solutions to address relevant differences between the two systems without amending laws/regulations and agreed to move to the next stage to work on the details of the solutions as well as to organise a Commissioner-level meeting based on the assumption that the discussion will be finalized by the first quarter of 2018.

Regarding the meeting described above, Commissioner Kumazawa and Commissioner Jourová published a joint press statement (PDF : 94KB)open pdf in a new window.

Commissioner Kumazawa shaking hands with Commissioner Vӗra Jourová
(From left side, Commissioner Kumazawa, Commissioner Jourová)