ICO Logo11 August 2021

There has been much uncertainty over international transfers of personal data, both from the UK and the EU, since the Schrems II judgement. The EU's 'Standard Contractual Clauses' - one of the routes to compliance - are under review and the UK's ICO has now commenced a consultation of its own, based on a new International Transfer Risk Assessment Tool and an IDTA (International Data Transfer Agreement) intended to replace the standard contractual clauses.

To quote the ICO, their "... IDTA and associated documents also form part of a wider UK package to assist international transfers, including independently supporting the Government’s approach to adequacy assessments of third countries. (They) aim to provide greater regulatory certainty and assist organisations to comply with the law."

The consultation runs until 7th October 2021. Full details, including how to respond, can be found here.

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