Standard Contractual Clauses for Data Transfers – Is Now the Right Time?

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    The European Commission recently published the long-awaited new (draft) standard contractual clauses (SCCs) for transfers of personal data outside the EEA. These are open for consultation, but once approved, organisations will have a one-year grace period to implement the new SCCs, if they rely on them for transfers. The new SCCs update the current clauses, which were not amended for the GDPR, and will allow for a range of transfer scenarios (including those between processors and from processors to controllers) and importer/exporters in and outside of the EEA. However, with so much going on – with the end of the Brexit transition period (with no deal as yet between the UK and the EU) and the need to assess transfers and SCCs following Schrems II, combined with the possible impact of the recent CJEU Judgement on UK mass surveillance powers, when is the right time to update them?

    Join our Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Practice as we discuss what the new SCCs look like, what businesses should be prioritising now, whether “quick fixes” can be adopted and what you need to be aware of.

    Hosted by international affairs advisor Matthew Kirk, we will be joined by Andrea Ward, director in our Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Practice, and Kate Lewis, Data Protection Officer, GB Group.