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Transfers of data

The transfer of personal data outside of the EU is only allowed under certain conditions as set out in Directive 95/46/EC and also in the General Data Protection Regulation which will be fully applicable as of May 2018. If a country is deemed by the European Commission to offer an adequate level of protection, it will be subject to the same rules as an EU Member State, which means that the recipient of the data in that state will not be obliged to take specific measures to allow for the transfer. Transferring data to a country without an adequacy decision requires appropriate safeguards, such as standard contractual clauses or binding corporate rules. Derogations to this rule can be obtained in very specific cases. The European Data Protection Board, of which the EDPS is a member, will provide the Commission with Opinions on this subject.

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Aug
2022

EDPS Decision on the request for prior authorisation of the Working Arrangement establishing Operational Cooperation between Frontex and the Republic of Niger

EDPS Decision on the request for prior authorisation of the Working Arrangement establishing Operational Cooperation between the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and the Directorate for Territorial Surveillance of the Republic of Niger

 

 

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20
Dec
2021

International Data Transfers By Frontex In The Context Of Return Operations

EDPS Opinion on International Data Transfers by Frontex in the Context of Return Operations

 

29
Nov
2021

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In our November newsletter, find out about our upcoming data protection conference in 2022; read up on our participation in the 43rd Global Privacy Assembly and other events relating to data protection; catch up on our latest Formal Comments and recent publications.

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Oct
2021

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