New rules for transferring data internationally

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (and data protection!) has laid before parliament the International Data Transfer Agreement (“IDTA”). This is the UK’s addendum to EU’s Standard Contractual Clauses.

The IDTA and Addendum are written with the aim of helping organisations ensure they have the correct protections in place when transferring people’s data outside of the UK to countries not covered by adequacy decisions.

So in simple language, if you rely on SCC’s (as most of us do and especially when transferring to the US) you will shortly need to make some changes to use IDTA’s instead. The current plan is for IDTA’s to come into force on 21st March 2022.

Considering these changes, it will be timely to update our webinar on data sharing. We will be running this in March so look out for details, and how TinoPai members can register free.