Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs)
Produced in partnership with Fieldfisher LLP
Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs)

The following Information Law practice note produced in partnership with Fieldfisher LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs)
  • Development of BCRs
  • BCRs pre-GDPR
  • Uptake and applications
  • Requirement for a case-by-case assessment of use
  • Planning and implementing BCRs
  • Executive level/stakeholder buy-in
  • The role of BCR Lead
  • Co-operation Procedure
  • Preparing the application
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Information Law?

STOP PRESS: On 11 November 2020 the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published recommendations on measures that supplement transfer tools to ensure compliance with the protection of personal data and recommendations on European Essential Guarantees for surveillance measures. Those recommendations were produced to provide further guidance following the Court of Justice's ruling in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems (widely know as Schrems II), Case C-311/18. This Practice Note will be updated shortly to reflect the new guidance in those recommendations. For further information, see LNB News 11/11/2020 75 and Practice Note: UK GDPR and EU GDPR—transfers of personal data internationally and to international organisations—Impact of Schrems II on use of appropriate safeguards.

Brexit: On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject

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