On Tuesday 15 December our data protection team held a webinar on the latest developments in international data transfers – the need-to-know details for your business.
A lot has happened recently. In July, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) shook up the international data transfer regime by invalidating the Privacy Shield in Schrems II. And although the ECJ upheld the validity of Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”), major conditions were attached, including a requirement to carry out a “transfer impact assessment” and, where necessary, implement “supplementary measures”.
In November, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) released its much anticipated guidance on carrying out transfer impact assessments and what these “supplementary measures” are. Also in November the EC issued new updated SCCs, allowing organisations a year to implement them.
With so many developments, it can be challenging to get to grips with what you need to know to manage risk and to act within the law. In this webinar our speakers highlighted the key steps businesses need to take now, including:
- The impact of Schrems II
- Reviewing international data transfers
- Conducting “transfer impact assessments” and “adopting supplemental measures”
- Implementing the new SCCs
- Impact of Brexit
To view the recording please click here