CONTRACTUAL CLAUSES

BY ALAN OSBORN
COMPANIES sending personal data to countries outside the European

Union will be able to ensure their legal compliance with the EU's data protection directive by incorporating a set of new standard clauses in their contracts under proposals announced by the European Commission.

While use of the clauses is voluntary, their inclusion will serve as a guarantee of "adequate protection" of privacy and prevent national authorities from blocking the data flows.

The Commission says the clauses will not be needed for contracts ...


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