US Privacy Shield

Performing an international data transfer requires either the receiving country to be deemed adequate or appropriate safeguards to be in place.  In general, the EU does not list the US as one of the countries that meets this requirement and therefore a data transfer to the US requires further safeguards. The Privacy Shield is a certification for US companies which the […]

International Data Transfers

Transferring personal data internationally is deemed higher risk and therefore safeguards, designed to provide the data subject with further protection, must be in place when transferring personal data. The laws of some countries are deemed ‘adequate’ by the EU as they are robust enough to provide the protection to the data subject without further change. […]

Adequate Countries

The European Commission determines whether a country outside the EU offers an adequate level of data protection. The effect of such a decision is that personal data can flow from the EU to that ‘third country’ without any further safeguards being necessary. Or to put it more simply, transfers to the country will be treated […]