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The EU Adopts Two New Data Protection Clauses

The EU Adopts Two New Data Protection Clauses. The Commission indicated in a statement that these clauses offer “greater legal predictability.”

The European Commission (EC) adopted this Friday new standard contractual clauses for data exchange, an “easy-to-apply” tool that will make it easier for companies to comply with data protection laws, both for their activities within the European Union (EU) and for third countries.

Thus, the Community Executive approved two sets of clauses , one for use between those responsible and those in charge of the treatment and another for the transfer of personal data to non-EU countries.

This EC decision is in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD) and takes into account a recent ruling of the Court of Justice , which ruled that international data flows can continue to be based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU.

The Commission said in a statement that these clauses offer ” greater legal predictability to European companies and will help SMEs to comply with the requirements of data transfers in a secure manner”, while allowing data to circulate freely through of the borders, “without legal barriers”.

The European Vice President of Values ​​and Transparency, Vera Jourová, stated that the community club wants to ” allow data to flow , as long as the protection flows with it” and, with the new approval, it offers “a necessary solution in an interconnected digital world , where the data transfer is done with one or two clicks “.

The EU Adopts Two New Data Protection Clauses. The Commission indicated in a statement that these clauses offer “greater legal predictability.”

For his part, the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, added that these “reinforced” clauses provide companies with “more security and legal certainty” for the transfer of data and will help them comply with the RGPD.

“It is important that data can be shared with the necessary protection, inside and outside the EU,” said Reynders.

They are adopted at a time when several organizations and third countries are developing or have already published their own standard contractual clauses .

This new Commission measure takes into account the opinion of the European Data Protection Board and the European Data Protection Supervisor, as well as the reactions of interested parties during a wide public consultation and the opinion of the Member States.

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