The EU’s EDPB and EDPS adopt joint opinions on new sets of contractual clauses

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) have adopted joint opinions on two sets of contractual clauses (SCCs). One opinion on the SCCs for contracts between controllers and processors and one on the SCCs for the transfer of personal data to third countries. Wojciech Wiewiórowski, the EDPS, stated: “We are convinced these SCCs can facilitate the compliance of controllers and processors with their obligations, both under the GDPR and under the legal framework of EU institutions and bodies (EUIs). Moreover, we hope these SCCs will ensure further harmonisation and legal certainty for individuals and their personal data. It is in this context that we aim to make these documents as future-proof as possible.”