Some clarification for EU data transfers on the horizon
European Commission Head of International Data Flows and Protection Bruno Gencarelli said the Commission will release a Q&A on standard contractual clauses from stakeholders early in 2022.
There is less clarity, however, around a potential Privacy Shield framework. Things appear to have slowed down regarding a new trans-Atlantic agreement, though Gencarelli said, “Negotiations on Privacy Shield keeps us busy around the clock. It is a priority of ours.” Plus, he noted that even if an agreement comes about, it will take both sides of the negotiations months to adopt and implement.