Legal Glossary

Definition of Standard Contractual Clauses

Standard Contractual Clauses are model contracts used to protect and transfer personal data from the European Union (EU) to countries outside the EU.

These standard contractual clauses provide safeguards to the transferred data by setting a high standard of protection prior to their transfer.

They also ensure that adequate technical and organizational security measures are taken to protect the data such as encryption, pseudonymization or anonymization techniques.

As such, SCCs are an important legal tool for companies who want to make sure they're complying with data protection laws when transferring data internationally.

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