On 4 June 2021, the European Commission adopted two sets of standard contractual clauses, one for the use between controllers and processors within the European Economic Area1 (EEA) and one for the transfer of personal data to countries outside of the EEA. The purpose of these Q&As is to provide practical guidance on the use of the SCCs to assist stakeholders with their compliance efforts. The information in this document does not constitute legal advice. Instead, it is provided for general informational purposes only.
These Q&As are based on feedback received from various stakeholders on their experience with using the new SCCs in the first months after their adoption. This page is intended to be a ‘dynamic’ source of information and its content will be updated as new questions arise.