12.02.2016

UK: Data transfers to the US and Safe Harbor – interim ICO guidance

ICO, Data transfers to the USA and Safe Harbor – interim guidance (dated 10 February 2016; pdf)
What should I do?
[...] As we have been saying from the outset - don’t panic and don’t rush to other transfer mechanisms that may turn out to be less than ideal. The impact of the judgment on standard contractual clauses and binding corporate rules is still being analysed. Of course transfers can always be made on the basis of an individual’s consent but this does not necessarily protect personal data any more effectively than the Safe Harbor which is, after all, what the CJEU case is all about. [...]