On 5 April, an article from Orrick provided an update saying that the UK international data transfer agreement and UK addendum to the EU standard contractual clauses (SCC) are now in force. It explains the current situation and says that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published pragmatic advice on the UK position in relation to international data transfers. Further guidance on how the ICO expects the IDTA and the Addendum to be used in practice is still awaited as well as additional clarifications from the ICO on “restricted transfers” generally. It also says that organisations should remain alert for developments in respect of the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, and wait to see how this plays out in the UK, given the strong regulatory focus on data transfers to the US and the UK’s intention to strengthen its data partnership with the US.
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