Data transfer documents set to enter into force in March

The Secretary of State laid before Parliament on 28 January the international data transfer agreement (IDTA), and the international data transfer addendum to the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses for international transfers.

The documents which replace the current standard contractual clauses in the UK will enter into force on 21 March if Parliament does not request any changes.

The ICO said: “The IDTA and Addendum are written with the aim of helping organisations ensure they have the correct protections in place when transferring people’s data outside of the UK to countries not covered by adequacy decisions. Applying high standards of data protection to global data flows is essential in maintaining people’s trust in this ecosystem.”

See ICO - International data transfer agreement and guidance