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EU Commission adopts new Standard Contractual Clauses

Article 46 of the GDPR lists Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) approved by the Commission, as an ‘appropriate safeguard’ for transfers of personal data to a third country that does not have adequacy status. In essence, SCCs are standard sets of contractual terms and conditions, approved by the European Commission, which…

Green Light for UK Adequacy

  The Decision On Monday 28th June 2021, the European Commission formally announced its adoption of two Adequacy Decisions for the United Kingdom, one under the General Data Protection Regulation and another under the Law Enforcement Directive. The decision came almost five years exactly since the UK’s referendum vote took…

Processing Personal Data

A practical approach to maintaining compliance with the GDPR (This is the second blog in the series written by Alex Matheson) The GDPR provides that personal data should be kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it…