EDPB data transfer toolbox to facilitate effective enforcement of DP laws internationally

Gareth Oldale and Harriette Blake of TLT LLP discuss the merits of the toolbox and its implications for the United Kingdom.

On 14 March 2022, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted a toolbox on essential data protection safeguards for enforcement cooperation between European Economic Area (EEA) data protection authorities and third country data protection authorities (DPAs). The stated aim of the toolbox is to facilitate the engagement of EEA DPAs and third country DPAs, which post-Brexit now includes the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the United Kingdom. The toolbox covers key topics, such as enforceable rights of data subjects, compliance with data ­protection principles and judicial redress.

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