Standard contractual clauses for international transfers—controller to processor—ICO templates
Standard contractual clauses for international transfers—controller to processor—ICO templates

The following Information Law precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Standard contractual clauses for international transfers—controller to processor—ICO templates

In brief

This precedent links to:

  1. a template created by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the ‘2010’ EU Standard Contractual Clauses (also known as Model Clauses or SCCs) introduced by Commission Decision 2010/87/EU of 5 February 2010 for the transfer of personal data from data controllers established in the EEA to a data processor established outside the EEA under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, EU GDPR

  2. a template created by the ICO of the same SCCs for use under the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation, Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679, UK GDPR

  3. Precedent wording for use where the parties wish to agree SCCs but (given the contractual obligations they impose) provide that they will only become effective in certain circumstances

The templates provided by the ICO include supplemental drafting notes added by the ICO, which you should refer to. The views of supervisory authorities in the EEA on the EU GDPR SCCs may differ from the ICO (and one another) and local law and regulator advice should be sought as appropriate.

EU GDPR SCC template

EU GDPR SCC template—Background

As explained in Practice Note: EU GDPR—transfers of personal data internationally and to international organisations, Chapter V of the EU GDPR restricts transfers of personal data outside the EEA (or to certain ‘international organisations’).

SCCs are one of a number of appropriate safeguards which may be

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