UK GDPR – A new UK personal data transfer mechanism

January 3, 2022

What’s new?

Eight months after the EU released their new standard contractual clauses for personal data transfers outside of the EEA, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued its version of the new standard contractual clauses (SCCs).

Why?

Following Brexit, the new EU SCCs did not come into effect in the UK. The UK needed to implement updated SCCs under its own domestic legislation – the UK GDPR. Until this release by the ICO, the old SCCs had been implemented under superseded directives and required amendments due to case law.

What do I need to do?

Article 46 of the UK GDPR imposes a requirement to provide appropriate safeguards when transferring personal data outside of the UK to countries not covered by ‘adequacy’ requirements. When such an export takes place, organisations can choose to use either the:

When?

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This article was produced by Megan Shields, Partner, at Abbiss Cadres, England, UK, a CELIA Alliance member firm.

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