The data protection regulators of the EU have taken an important step towards the legitimisation of intra-group corporate rules to guarantee an adequate level of protection on a global basis. Eduardo Ustaran explains
The 1995 Data Protection Directive placed a very controversial requirement on the governments of European Union (EU) member states: to ban the transfer of personal data to any country outside the European Economic Area – the 15 EU member states, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway – unless that third country ensures an adequate level of privacy protection.
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