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EU to introduce data-sharing measures with US in weeks

November 4, 2020

The European Commission (EC) will issue updated legal contacts that will outline how companies and businesses can share data with the US – without breaching European Union (EU) privacy laws – within weeks.

The move is designed to give legal clarity to European organisations following advice from regulators that they should conduct detailed privacy assessments before they share personal data with the US.

The contracts, known as standard contractual clauses (SCCs), provide a legal mechanism for European companies to exchange data with the US and other third-party countries.

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