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Companies transferring data outside the EU get guidance on measures to avoid breaching GDPR

By Matthew Newman
  • 11 Nov 2020 11:53
  • 11 Nov 2020 12:36
EU companies sending data overseas were told today the additional steps they can take to remain compliant with the bloc’s data-protection rules after the EU's top court annulled a key transfer agreement in July.

The European Data Protection Board, an umbrella group of EU data protection authorities, issued guidelines on “supplementary measures” that

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Matthew Newman

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Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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