GDPR’s Most Frequently Asked Questions: Does the GDPR require that I register my model contract clauses with a supervisory authority?

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Contact

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is arguably the most comprehensive – and complex – data privacy regulation in the world. As companies prepare for the GDPR to go into force on May 25, 2018, there continues to be a great deal of confusion regarding the requirements of the GDPR.

To help address that confusion, Bryan Cave is publishing a multi-part series that discusses the questions most frequently asked by clients concerning the GDPR.

Question: Does the GDPR require that I register my model contract clauses with relevant supervisory authorities?

Answer: No. Under the EU Data Protection Directive (the law that predated the GDPR), many member states required companies to register their data processing activities with the member state’s supervisory authority. In addition, if a company intended to send data outside of the European Economic Area, and if the company intended to rely upon the European Commission approved standard contractual clauses to facilitate the transfer, some member states required that the company submit a copy of the standard contractual clause to the supervisory authority to either approve or to have on-file.

The GDPR removes the requirement that controllers submit registrations of data processing activities to local supervisory authorities. Under the GDPR, companies are only required to keep internal records to demonstrate their compliance with the cross-border transfer restrictions imposed by the regulation. Those records may be requested by a supervisory authority and the company is required to cooperate with such request.

[View source.]

Written by:

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Contact
more
less

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
Custom Email Digest
- hide
- hide

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, track anonymous site usage, store authorization tokens and permit sharing on social media networks. By continuing to browse this website you accept the use of cookies. Click here to read more about how we use cookies.