Points to Comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation

Overview


Wilko van Weert and Mai Muto contributed to the series entitled “Points to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation” on Shoji Homu Portal.

This article comprises five sections, which will be published according to the following schedule:

14 July: Why shall we comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation?

18 July: Seven principles of the EU General Data Protection Regulation

19 July: Rights of the Data Subject and Response to the Exercise Thereof

20 July: Transfers of data outside the EEA

21 July: How to prepare for the GDPR

The application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is less than a year away. However, it seems that most Japanese companies are not yet prepared to comply with it. We therefore would like to guide you through the challenge of complying with the EU GDPR; first by explaining the advantages of compliance with it; then by setting out main points to note in complying with it; and lastly by suggesting specific preparations for compliance. Acknowledging that it is a very tough challenge for any company, we wish that our article will be of assistance to you.