Today, 4 June 2021, the European Commission has formally adopted new standard contractual clauses for international personal data transfers from the European Union to third countries (“New EU SCCs”).

The 34-page New EU SCCs, which have been adopted to reflect the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the pending EDPB Recommendations on supplementary measures, will replace the controller-to-controller and controller-to-processor standard contractual clauses that were adopted under the previous Data Protection Directive for personal data transfers outside the European Union (“Old SCCs”).

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