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Binding corporate rules - definition(s)

Binding corporate rules  - Binding corporate rules (BCRs) are a legal tool that can be used by multinational companies to ensure an adequate level of protection for the intra-group transfers of personal data from a country in the EU or the European Economic Area (EEA) to a third country.

The use of BCRs requires, in principle, the approval of each of the EU or EEA data protection authorities from whose country the data are to be transferred.

The Article 29 Working Party has adopted a number of documents to guide companies willing to use this tool:

    * WP 107: Working Document Setting Forth a Co-Operation Procedure for Issuing Common Opinions on Adequate Safeguards Resulting From "Binding Corporate Rules" (pdf);
    * WP 108: Working Document Establishing a Model Checklist Application for Approval of Binding Corporate Rules (pdf);
    * WP 133: Recommendation 1/2007 on the Standard Application for Approval of Binding Corporate Rules for the Transfer of Personal Data;
    * WP 153: Working Document setting a table with the elements and principles to be found in Binding Corporate Rules (pdf);
    * WP 154: Working Document Setting up a framework for the structure of Binding Corporate Rules (pdf);
    * WP 155: Working Document on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to Binding Corporate Rules (pdf)

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Source: European Data Protection Supervisor, 25 July 2011 09:20:22, External 

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