Today, 21 June 2021, the European Data Protection Board (the “EDPB”) has published its final Recommendations 01/2020 on supplementary measures to ensure compliance with data protection laws when transferring personal data from Europe (the “Recommendations”).

The adoption of these Recommendations is the latest in a series of developments which demonstrate that it is becoming increasingly difficult for organisations to transfer personal data internationally from Europe.

The challenges posed with implementing the Recommendations may ultimately lead to organisations deciding to instead locate more European personal data in the European Economic Area (the “EEA”) or a jurisdiction which is recognised as offering an adequate level of data protection by the European Commission1.

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