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First Data wins BCR approval by mutual recognition

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15/11/2011 by:

First Data (a leading e-commerce and payment card processor) received approval from the UK’s ICO on 14th November for its Binding Corporate Rules application, the 11th to be approved in the UK, and the first to have been started under the Mutual...

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Proposals for EU DP Regulation: Mandatory DPOs and fines up to 2% of annual turnover

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25/01/2012 by:

The European Commission proposes more accountability – no general notification duty – but bigger fines for non-compliance in the official proposals published today by the European Commission. The highest fine that was being planned, 5% of annual...

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ICO welcomes proposals for an EU Data Protection Regulation with reservations

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26/01/2012 by:

The ICO has welcomed the proposals for a general DP regulation, published  by the European Commission on  25 January, and says that they go a long way towards the requirements that the ICO had in mind. The proposals that promote accountability wil...

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Belgium approves BCR for J.P.Morgan's international transfers

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19/03/2012 by:

The Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) approved, mid-March, J.P Morgan’s Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) application for its international transfers. This was made possible by a protocol agreed between the DPA and the Belgian Ministry of Justic...

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Linklaters obtains Binding Corporate Rules approval

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13/06/2012 by:

Linklaters’ Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) were approved by the UK Information Commissioner on 1 June 2012, making it the first law firm to achieve this approval. The ICO acted as the lead authority with the Belgian Privacy Commission and Data...

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EU DPAs prepare for future use of BCRs for processors

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21/06/2012 by:

As the EU Data Protection draft Regulation specifically mentions Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) for processors or 'Binding Safe Processor Rules (BSPR)’, the EU Data Protection Authorities have now adopted a working document on this topic. This...

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ICO approves American Express BCRs

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07/01/2013 by:

The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), acting as the lead authority, has approved Binding Corporate Rules for American Express to take effect from 28 January 2013. The ICO authorised the transfer of personal data under BCRs for American...

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EU starts discussions with APEC on finding a way to link their approaches to international transfers

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05/04/2013 by:

The EU Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party announced at the end of March that there had been discussions in Jakarta, Indonesia, at the end of January and the beginning of March to find a common approach between the EU’s Binding Corporate Rules a...

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GlaxoSmithKline receives approval for its Binding Corporate Rules

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12/07/2013 by:

The ICO has approved GlaxoSmithKline’s Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) that apply across GSK’s human resources and R&D functions meaning that the solution frees the company to transfer data outside of the EU whether it is personal information of...

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EU DPAs and APEC take a step towards mutual recognition of BCR/CBPR

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10/03/2014 by:

 The EU Data Protection Authorities and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies have issued a checklist on the requirements that companies need to consider when applying for authorization of Binding corporate Rules (BCR) and/or...

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EU DPAs: In the absence of the EU-US Privacy Shield, BCRs can be used for now / GDPR to be adopted tomorrow

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13/04/2016 by:

EU DPAs:  In the absence of the EU-US Privacy Shield, BCRs can be used for now In a press conference today, the Chair of the EU Data Protection Working Party, Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin (also President of France’s DPA, the CNIL), said that the...

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ICO issues more GDPR guidance and confirms that BCRs will continue

23/11/2017 by:

The guidance, issued on 21 November, puts together information about guidance previously issued by the ICO, and links to guidance by the EU Article 29 Working Party. The ‘what’s new’ section will be updated monthly to highlight and link to what’s...

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