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Supplementary rules concerning handling of personal data pursuant to EU’s GDPR

In this newsletter, we provide an outline of supplementary rules that have been announced by Japan’s Personal Information Protection Commission that must be followed when a Japanese business operator handling personal information receives personal data transferred from the European Economic Area.

It is also available in PDF.
Corporate Newsletter (November 2018) (1.08 MB / 9 pages) Download PDF [1.08 MB]


石川 智也


  • Partner
  • Frankfurt / Düsseldorf

Noriya advises national and international clients from various industries, with a focus on multi-national data protection law projects, such as drafting policy, data transfer agreements and out-sourcing agreements, IT compliance questions, and data breach issues. Since he has experience working with local counsel in more than 80 jurisdictions, he has in depth knowledge of the similarities and differences among data protection laws in many jurisdictions. He can provide his advice taking into account the difference of Japanese laws and other main data protection laws such as the GDPR, CCPA, and PIPL (China).

河合 優子

Yuko has continuously advised a multitude of global and prominent companies on data privacy issues, including data breaches and security incidents, data privacy structures in the design of their business, cross-border data transfers, global data compliance, data governance and medical/genome data. During her many years of professional practice as a corporate lawyer, she has also conducted transactional and advisory work in cross-border and domestic M&As, joint ventures and business alliances, and general corporate matters for listed companies.
Her recent major books include, “Amendments to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information in 2020 and Practical Approaches” (Shojihomu, 2022) and “Corpus Juris Series - Personal Information Protection Legislation (Global)” (Shojihomu, 2020).
She has served as a member of Committee for Promoting Open-data in Public Transportation Sectors, of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, as well as a member of Tokyo Data Platform Case Study Project Review Board, Bureau of Digital Services, Tokyo Metropolitan Government.