Standard Contractual Clauses

Companies that rely on standard contractual clauses for transferring personal data from the United Kingdom to jurisdictions not considered to offer an adequate level of data protection under the UK General Data Protection Regulation can no longer use the old EU standard contractual clauses in new contracts as of today, Wednesday 21 September 2022.

More than nine months after the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) came into force in the PRC, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued the long-awaited Draft Provisions on Standard Contracts for the Export of Personal Information (Draft Provisions) on 30 June 2022.

The Draft Provisions supplement Article 38(3) of the PIPL, which provides that

On 25 May 2022, the European Commission published Questions and Answers for the New  Standard Contractual Clauses to provide practical guidance on the use of standard contractual clauses (SCCs) and help organisations with their General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance efforts. The Commission confirmed that the Q&A document will be regularly updated.

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On 12 May 2022, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) issued a Guidance Note on the Recommended Model Contractual Clauses for Cross-border Transfers of Personal Data (2022 Guidance).

The 2022 Guidance is split into three “parts”:

  1. Part 1 is an introduction of the 2022 Guidance and the rationale underpinning it;
  2. Part 2

Today, 21 March 2022, the International Data Transfer Agreement (IDTA) and the UK Addendum to the EU standard contractual clauses have entered into force.

The IDTA and the UK Addendum can be used for transfers of personal data outside the UK to countries that are not considered “adequate” by the UK Government. You can read

In August 2021, the ICO launched a consultation on replacing the use of the old EU based standard contractual clauses for international transfers of personal data outside of the UK (“Old SCCs“) with new transfer tools to reflect the post-Brexit environment. Following the end of that consultation, the Department for Culture, Media and

In the 2022 edition of our long-running annual podcast, partners in Mayer Brown’s Technology Transactions practice will discuss trends that will drive and shape technology transactions. This year’s program will focus on convergence of cloud, AI and data; innovation through new and complex collaborations; continued change in cybersecurity and privacy laws and priorities; increasing focus

On 18 November 2021, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) adopted new guidelines which:

  1. Set out a three part criteria for identifying whether an action will be considered an international transfer of personal data; and
  2. Clarify that restrictions on international data transfers do apply to transfers to entities located in a third country, but which

In this National Cybersecurity Awareness Month conversation, Mayer Brown lawyers from our global practice will discuss the latest legal trends and developments relating to cybersecurity in China, Europe and the UK. Topics will include:

  • The implications for international businesses seeking to comply with China’s new Data Security Law and Personal Information Protection Law in combination

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