While its very expensive fines drew public attention at the beginning, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), implemented on May 25, 2018, recently became our practical reality so that number of inquiries does not stop increasing, not only from Japanese companies who have subsidiaries in Europe but also from those having business overseas more generally.
In this seminar, Miyako Ikuta, Esq. and Ryosuke Naka, Esq. gave presentations on Japanese perception about the GDPR, as well as on the concept of personal information and the notion of privacy in Japan.
In addition, both lawyers also participated in the panel discussion with various experts in the data privacy such as a data protection/IT lawyer and a labor lawyer of one of the top German law firm, a former in-house counsel of a major Japanese company as well as IT consultants). The panel discussion addressed the various topics including the difference between Japan and Germany, the different point of view between lawyers and IT consultants or corporate personal.
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