Japan has signalled its discomfort at the uncertainty looming over the UK’s data protection legislation. Since the UK will no longer be bound by the existing EU legislation upon its eventual exit, Japanese businesses operating in the region fear potential difficulties in the transfer of data to and from the EU. This particularly affects ICT businesses with data centre operations  in the UK, but also everyday transfers of data between parent companies and subsidiaries dispersed between the regions. This puts more pressure on the UK government to move forward in their negotiations with the EU and issue a clear plan for the future.

Japan’s message to the UK and EU (PDF)