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Position paper - Public consultation on the revised set of Standard Contractual Clauses for transferring personal data to non-EU countries

21 Dec 2020
Digital Economy

AmCham EU welcomes the update of the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) by the European Commission. These clauses are an essential and efficient tool to enable organizations to transfer personal data from the European Union to third countries . We strongly welcome the effort the Commission has put into developing new SCCs that are pragmatic, flexible and update data subjects’ rights in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The revised SCCs represent significant effort to modernise and update the instrument as well as filling the legal limbo left by the recent Schrems II ruling hence reducing the level of legal uncertainty thereof and the consequent operational difficulties for European businesses. The long-term solution to the challenges raised by the ruling will need a political solution. These SCCs are a welcome step towards legal
direction but now more than ever it is important for the EU and the US to come together and reinvigorate the transatlantic relationship.