A NEW model contract drawn up by the European Commission has been published to try and simplify life for companies engaged in personal data transfers while at the same time safeguarding them from claims under EU data protection legislation. Brussels is proposing a set of standard contractual clauses for companies and others sending personal data on-line to organisations in countries outside the EU that do not offer a recognised legal level of data protection. Use of the clauses, which is voluntary, will guarantee that senders comply with their ...

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