The European Commission’s standard contractual clauses are the most widely used method by which personal data is lawfully transferred from the European Economic Area to countries, like the United States, whose laws have been found by the EC to not provide an adequate level of data protection. On June 4th, the EC released significantly updated SCCs. We discuss three key developments in the new SCCs that all companies involved in the cross-border transfer of EU personal data should be aware of.

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