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Data Protection: USA

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 102805, tabled on 13 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2020 to Question 75283 on Disclosure of Information: USA, when his Department plans to publish updated guidance on international data transfers following the Schrems II ruling.

Answered on

23 October 2020

The Government is committed to ensuring high data protection standards and supporting UK organisations on international data transfer issues.

The Government is continuing to work with the ICO to address the impacts of the Schrems II judgment for UK controllers. During the transition period, this includes the ICO supplementing the guidance provided by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Commission with targeted advice to help UK controllers. We expect the EDPB to provide further guidance on this in due course.

The ICO has published updated material on its website (, and will continue to publish further guidance, to supplement that provided by the EDPB, as and when appropriate.