The European Commission (EC) has released a communication about its future international personal data transfer strategy.
The Commission has planned to engage proactively in discussions on reaching “adequacy decisions” with key trading partners in East and South East Asia but also with interested countries of Latin America and the European neighbourhood. It will start with Japan and Korea in 2017.
Such adequacy decisions would enable the transfer of personal data to these third countries without the need of specific transfer tools such as BCR, EU model clauses etc.
The EC also wants to make full use of other transfer mechanisms provided for in the new EU data protection rules (Certificate etc.) where it is not possible to reach an adequacy decision with third country.