How are Regulators Reacting to the New SCCs and the EDPB Recommendations?
By Sarah Pearce & Ashley Webber
Recent weeks have seen significant movement in the world of data privacy with the adoption of the new Standard Contractual Clauses for transfers of personal data to third countries (for more information, see here) and the adoption of a second version of the EDPB’s Recommendations on measures that supplement transfer tools to ensure compliance with the EU level of protection of personal data (for more information, see here). There is much commentary available from industry experts in response to the adoption of the new SCCs and the latest Recommendations, but how are the data protection regulators reacting?
To provide an understanding of how the decision has been received generally, we have compiled a list, accessible here, of the statements and responses released to date, along with a brief overview of each. It is still early days with respect to responses and recommended actions from regulators. However, we continue to monitor developments and will provide updates as new responses and recommended actions are released.