EU confirms 11 pre-GDPR adequacy decisions to remain in place

15/01/2024 | European Commission

On Monday, 15 January, the European Commission confirmed that it had concluded its review of existing adequacy decisions adopted under Article 25(6) of Directive 95/46/EC. 

According to the report released by the Commission, personal data transferred from the European Union to 11 countries and territories continues to benefit from adequate data protection safeguards. These countries include Andorra, Argentina, Canada, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, New Zealand, Switzerland and Uruguay. The adequacy decisions adopted for these countries and territories will remain in place, allowing data to continue to flow freely to these jurisdictions. The Commission's review has also highlighted that the data protection frameworks in these countries and territories have further converged with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), thereby strengthening the protection of personal data in their jurisdictions.

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