On 3 March 2016, JBCE held a Data Protection Working Group meeting inviting guests from METI, Mr. Tsunoda, Deputy Director, Information Economy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, accompanied by Ms. Kiyokawa, Official, Economy Partnership Division, Trade Policy Bureau.

Mr. Tsunoda presented the outline of the amended Personal Information Protection Act of Japan and how the personal data transfer between the EU and Japan will be regulated.  Lively discussion was made on topics such as policy of Japanese government to realize the mutual data transfer with the EU under GDPR, the actual challenges that companies in the EU are facing, and requests from/to METI to/from JBCE and its member companies.