Personal Data Transfers After Year Zero: A More Appealing Set of EDPB Recommendations?

The European Data Protection Board’s Recommendations 01/2020, adopted on June 18, 2021, are meant to help data exporters with the complex task of assessing third countries’ data protection regimes and identifying appropriate supplementary measures. In this second installment of a guest article series examining data transfers after the adoption of the E.U.’s new standard contractual clauses (New SCCs), Steptoe attorneys Diletta De Cicco and Charles Helleputte review the value of the Recommendations, the purposes they serve and whether the final version provides for any further relief compared to the initial draft in November 2020. The first part discussed what triggered the development of the New SCCs, identified some of the novelties introduced by the New SCCs, and provided three steps that non-EEA based organizations should start taking now. See “Best Practices for Data Transfers in the Wake of Schrems II” (Mar. 3, 2021).

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