Waseda University RCLIP International Lecture Series

Date: July 15, 2020
Time: 18:15 – 20:00 (Tokyo time) / 11:15 – 13:00 (Munich time)
Speaker: Dr. Andreas Sattler, Department of Law, LMU Munich
Commentator: Prof. Kaori Ishii, Chuo University, Tokyo
Language: English and Japanese (consecutive translation)
Host: Waseda University, Research Center for the Legal System of Intellectual Property(RCLIP)
Co-host: Waseda University, School of Law
Participation fee: Free

Lecture Outline: The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) is now considered the gold standard for information policy and regulation. Since becoming enforceable in the EU in 2018, the GDPR has not only changed the regulation of data privacy in Europe, but has also had a profound impact on data privacy regimes around the world, with Japan not being an exception. COVID-19 has significantly changed how businesses operate. This has raised a number of questions about how rigorous data privacy regulation can and should be during these unprecedented times. Dr. Sattler will address some of these questions and explain how the “new normal” is influencing the application of the GDPR in Europe. He will also discuss the COVID-19 tracing app recently introduced by the German Federal Government and its compliance with the GDPR. Professor Ishii will comment from a Japanese perspective and discuss challenges regarding the current application of Japan’s data privacy rules. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. 

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