Improper Implementation of EU Data Protection Law Regarding Use of the Standard Contractual Clauses in Germany

6 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2009

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Christopher Kuner

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - Law, Science, Technology & Society Research Group; Maastricht University - Faculty of Law; University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law; Centre for European Legal Studies

Date Written: October 6, 2006

Abstract

Some state data protection authorities (DPAs) in Germany have questioned the legal sufficiency of the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses for international data transfers. This raises important questions under EU law, and may potentially destroy the utility of the clauses and undermine respect for Commission decisions, particularly if this attitude spreads to other Member States as well.

Keywords: European Union, data protection, privacy, Germany, standard contractual clauses

Suggested Citation

Kuner, Christopher, Improper Implementation of EU Data Protection Law Regarding Use of the Standard Contractual Clauses in Germany (October 6, 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1444813 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1444813

Christopher Kuner (Contact Author)

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