The European Data Protection Board released its opinion on the European Commission’s draft implementing a decision on Japan’s adequacy standing. The EDPB found there are “key areas of alignment” between the EU General Data Protection Regulation and Japan’s data rules and praised the efforts of the commission and Japanese authorities to provide an “adequate level of protection” to match the GDPR. The board did note, however, there are still areas of concern and in need of clarification, such as the consent and transparency obligation of data controllers and the Japanese redress system. Members of European Parliament also offered their opinions on the draft decision, where they called for clarification on several topics.
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