ASR recently joined a multi-industry coalition led by ITI to issue a statement on European data flows in the wake of the Schrems II judgment. A reply was received from the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, in which he argues that despite creating challenges for businesses, the judgment is flexible. As Reynders writes:
On 12 November 2020, the Commission published the draft new clauses for a four-week public consultation period on the Commission’s website. In addition, the Commission engaged directly with stakeholders over the course of the past weeks to obtain their input on the draft clauses. It is now assessing the (many) submissions received. Because the SCCs are so widely used and are particularly useful for smaller businesses by offering them an “off-the-shelf” contractual tool, we believe that they will play an important role in assisting companies with their compliance efforts.
The full letter may be read here.