19 September 2006

EU - ICC hopes to makes data transfer out of EU simpler

The International Chamber of Commerce has produced a standardised application form that can be used to seek permission from all 25 EU countries to send personal information from within the EU to outside it. It awaits approval by EU data protection authority the EC Article 29 Data Protection Working Party. The form relates to Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs), agreements which companies can enter into to control the passing of personal information from within Europe to out with it.