New standard contractual clauses for transfers of personal data to third countries adopted by the European Commission

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This article discusses the adoption of new standard contractual clauses under Article 46 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) for the legitimisation of transfers to third countries which do not benefit from an adequacy decision – ie “international transfers”.

For the avoidance of any confusion, it does not discuss the recent adoption of intra-EEA controller to processor standard contractual clauses under Article 28(7) of the GDPR.

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