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The new standard contractual clauses for data transfers to third countries (“Ex-EU SCCs”) and standard contractual clauses for controllers and processors in the EU/EEA (“Intra-EU SCCs”) issued by the European Commission provide for, both, chances and challenges for EU service providers supporting EU and non-EU customers, some of which are outlined below. 1. When do the Ex-EU SCCs apply? EU service providers supporting non-EU customers might want to enter into the new Ex-EU SCCs with…

The European Commission (“EC”) recently issued a set of standard contractual clauses for controllers and processors in the EU/EEA (“Intra-EU SCCs”). The Intra-EU SCCs accompany a wider set of clauses issued for extra-EU/EEA personal data transfers (“Extra-EU SCCs”), covering transfers between different types of data processing actors (processors, controllers, sub-processors etc.). Both of them were published in the Official Journal of the European Union on June 7, 2021. The clauses for intra-EU data processing arrangements…

In this episode of Connect on Tech, our host, Brian Hengesbaugh is joined by Francesca Gaudino, partner and head of Baker McKenzie’s Information Technology & Communications Group in Milan to discuss the EU Digital COVID Certificate that will facilitate safe free travel of citizens in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 1, a month ahead of schedule, seven member states have decided to connect to the gateway and are issuing certificates, with more…

The Electronic Communications Code (the “Code”) is the legal framework in the UK underpinning rights for network operators to install and keep electronic communications apparatus on public and private land. The framework is designed to facilitate the installation and maintenance of electronic communications networks. Current powers under the Code When the telecom regulatory authority in the UK (“Ofcom”), gives a direction that the Code applies to a certain person, such as a network operator, the…

Happy Data Protection Day! The 28 January each year is celebrated as Data Protection Day (or Data Privacy Day outside of Europe), which marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Convention 108. To mark Data Protection Day 2021, we have summarised some of the key trends and developments in the EU, UK and beyond from a data protection perspective and looking ahead to what to expect for 2021. You can jump to specific country…

There have been a number of EU and UK developments affecting transfers of personal data. We summarise the key ones below and set out some practical steps to take in light of these developments. Any organisation which transfers personal data to or from the EU27 will need to work out what changes are required to address these new developments. We won’t have full clarity until the European Commission and EDPB finalise their current drafts but…

After being postponed twice, the European Commission (Commission) published its draft Digital Markets Act (DMA) on 15th December 2020, in revised form — the EU’s Regulatory Scrutiny Board having objected to earlier iterations. The DMA takes the form of a regulation as the Commission seeks to ensure maximum alignment among Member States. The proposed “Digital Services Act” (DSA ) was published on the same day. You can download and read our in-depth guide to the…

On 15 December 2020, the European Commission published its long awaited drafts of the “Digital Services Act” (DSA) and “Digital Markets Act” (DMA). In the run up to the drafts being released there was intense speculation about how far the Commission would go in trying to achieve its aims of “(making) sure that we, as users, have access to a wide choice of safe products and services online. And that businesses operating in Europe can…

On Christmas Eve the UK and the EU concluded a Trade and Cooperation Agreement in principle.We’ve set out the key points from a data protection perspective below.The key take away is that transfers of personal data from the EEA to the UK can continue without safeguards for a period of up to six months from the end of the transition period while the European Commission considers whether to adopt an adequacy decision in respect of the…

Introduction Recently, the European Commission published its evaluation report on the first two years of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Commission focused on, in particular, two themes in its evaluation, being (1) international data transfers and (2) the cooperation and consistency among the European supervisory authorities. As to the latter, the Commission is of the opinion it should definitely be improved. With regard to international data transfer the Commission focuses on the review…