Our global data team has prepared a practical guide that compares three standard contracts, as a means of facilitating international data transfers, namely:

  • The EU’s standard contractual clauses (effective since June 2021)
  • The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) standard contract (issued in March 2023)
  • The Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) model contractual clauses (published in January 2021).

The guide also discusses the Latin American Data Protection Board standard contractual clauses and Council of Europe model contractual clauses, as well as the first-of-its-kind interoperability guide that was published by the European Commission and ASEAN earlier in May this year.

Our guide is a contribution to and features on the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)’s website. The IAPP is the largest and most comprehensive information privacy community and resource globally.

To find out more about how you can comply with global requirements applicable to cross-border data transfers, feel free to reach out to any of the authors or your usual contact at the firm.