EU retains all existing adequacy decisions

A sigh of relief for the jurisdictions in question, and welcome news for organisations. Laura Linkomies reports.

The European Commission finally issued, on 15 January, its Report on the countries that were originally granted adequacy under the Data Protection Directive. The Commission finds that personal data transferred from the European Union to Andorra, Argentina, Canada, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, New Zealand, Switzerland and Uruguay continues to benefit from an adequacy decision under the GDPR.

“The review has demonstrated that the data protection frameworks in these countries and territories have further converged with the EU’s framework and strengthened protection of personal data in their jurisdictions,” the Commission says.

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