Opinion: New EU Framework Good for Data Processors
PRIVACY LAW—EU & SPAINMay 2, 2012
In a Privacy and Information Law Blog post, Nuria Pastor reasons that the new EU draft data protection framework is "good news" because "data processors have finally been given a voice." Pastor adds that "Binding Safe Processors Rules are the obvious next step for global data processors," but some European-based processors will not have to wait long. The Spanish data protection authority recently drafted proposed model clauses "that will allow data processors in Spain to engage sub-processors outside" the European Economic Area (EEA). By providing a more flexible mechanism to cover processor-to-processor exports, these new model clauses could "eliminate some of the regulatory barriers that place EU processors at a competitive disadvantage with their non-EEA competitors."