European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Transfers of data

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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06/05/2011
6
May
2011

Interconnection of central, commercial and companies registers

Opinion on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 89/666/EEC, 2005/56/EC and 2009/101/EC as regards the interconnection of central, commercial and companies registers, OJ C 220/01, 26.07.2011, p.1

21/12/2010
21
Dec
2010

Transfer of personal data to American Express Corporate Travel SA (AMEX) - EFSA

Answer to a consultation regarding transfer of personal data of EFSA external experts by EFSA to American Express Corporate Travel SA (AMEX). (Case 2009-390)

01/12/2010
1
Dec
2010

Procedures for dealing with accidents and occupational diseases

Opinion of 1 December 2010 on the notification of a prior check "Procedures for dealing with accidents and occupational diseases" (Dossier 2010-560)

19/10/2010
19
Oct
2010

Global approach to transfers of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to third countries

Opinion on the global approach to transfers of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to third countries

04/10/2010
4
Oct
2010

International transfers: application of Article 9 of Regulation 45/200

Letter to Data Protection Officer of the European Aviation Safety Agency concerning international transfers

29/07/2010
29
Jul
2010
22/06/2010
22
Jun
2010

Processing and transfer of Financial Messaging Data from the EU to the US for purposes of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP II)

Opinion on the Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on the processing and transfer of Financial Messaging Data from the European Union to the United States for purposes of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP II)

22/06/2010
22
Jun
2010

EU-US new draft agreement on financial data transfers: EDPS calls for further data protection improvements

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued an opinion on the European Commission's draft Agreement with the United States on the Terrorist Financing Tracking Programme (TFTP) to allow US authorities access to European based financial data managed by the Belgian company SWIFT in cases of anti-terrorism investigations (*).

12/03/2010
12
Mar
2010

EU-US international agreement

Contribution of the EDPS to the consultation on the future EU-US international agreement on personal data protection and information sharing for law enforcement purposes

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22/02/2010
22
Feb
2010

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

Opinion on the current negotiations by the European Union of an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

04/02/2010
4
Feb
2010

Accidents and incidents in civil aviation

Opinion on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on investigation and prevention of accidents and incidents in civil aviation

04/02/2010
4
Feb
2010

Accident investigation in civil aviation: EDPS insists on ensuring confidentiality of data from persons involved in accidents

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted an opinion on the European Commission's proposal to update the current rules for civil aviation accident investigation (*).

25/01/2010
25
Jan
2010

Comments on international data exchange agreements

Comments of the EDPS on different international agreements, notably the EU-US and EU-AUS PNR agreements, the EU-US TFTP agreement, and the need of a comprehensive approach to international data exchange agreements

16/12/2009
16
Dec
2009

Restrictive measures in respect of Somalia, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Korea and Guinea

Opinion on various legislative proposals imposing certain specific restrictive measures in respect of Somalia, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Korea and Guinea, OJ C 73, 23.03.2010, p.1

30/10/2009
30
Oct
2009

Combating fraud in the field of value added tax

Opinion on the proposal for a Council Regulation on administrative cooperation and combating fraud in the field of value added tax (recast), OJ C 66, 17.03.2010, p.1

09/10/2009
9
Oct
2009

Newsletter Nr. 21

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28/07/2009
28
Jul
2009

Restrictive measures in respect of Al Qaida and the Taliban

Opinion on the proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban, OJ C 276, 17.11.2009, p. 1

15/07/2009
15
Jul
2009

Standard contractual clauses

Letter to the Commission concerning the draft Commission decision on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries

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03/07/2009
3
Jul
2009

Negotiations EU-US concerning "SWIFT" data

EDPS Comments on the Recommendation from the Commission to the Council to authorise opening of negotiations between the European Union and the United States of America for an international agreement to make available to the United States Treasury Department financial messaging data to prevent and combat terrorism and terrorist financing

02/07/2009
2
Jul
2009

Transfers of personal data to third countries

Transfers of personal data to third countries: 'adequacy' of signatories to Council of Europe Convention 108

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