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New UK International Data Transfer Tools Presented to UK Parliament

Standard contractual clauses are one of the key tools relied upon by organizations that transfer personal data to recipients in “inadequate” countries under the UK and/or the EU General Data Protection Regulation. However, unlike in the European Union – where new SCCs were adopted in 2021  – the old EU SCCs have remained a valid transfer mechanism under the UK GDPR. The UK has sought to replace the old EU SCCs with more UK GDPR-specific transfer tools. Following a consultation by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office in 2021, the UK government put final versions of the following new data transfer tools before the UK Parliament. What are the practical impacts of the adoption of the New UK-specific Transfer Tools – including an analysis of any similarities and differences between the IDTA and the New EU SCCs?

 

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