To better position themselves for foreign trade, on the heels of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), many countries in the Asia Pacific are tweaking, implementing or developing their own privacy laws.

  • Japan – was recently granted an adequacy status by the EU for its privacy protection regime.
  • South Korea – is still in

Japan is the latest country to be recognized by the European Union as providing adequate protection to data. The decision is one of mutual adequacy and creates the world’s largest area of safe data flows.

Per European commissioner Vera Jourova: “Europeans’ data will benefit from high privacy standards when their data is transferred to Japan.