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Japan, EU launching high-level talks on safe data transfers

Tokyo government looking to create control tower to unify rules

The free movement of data across borders has become essential in business operations.

HANNOVER, Germany --Japan and the European Union are starting cabinet-level talks on creating a mechanism to ensure safe transfer of data across international boundaries.

Hiroshige Seko, Japan's minister of economy, trade and industry, is meeting with Andrus Ansip, vice president of the European Commission, on Monday to confirm the framework of the dialogue.

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