EU Model Clauses FAQ
aEU data protection regulators have determined that reliance on the “Safe Harbor” framework for data protection may not be sufficient for the transfer of personal data across borders. The EU Model Clauses allow customers to comply with EU’s Data Protection Directive relating to cross-border transfers of personal data.
The EU’s Data Protection Directive restrict exporting personal data from the European Economic Area without EU recognized data protection procedures. The Model Clauses are approved by the European Commission and are the preferred way to legitimize the transfer of personal data outside the European Economic Area.
International cloud service providers offering security, availability, and performance, along with ancillary services such as customer and technical support, require flexibility to move personal data of an EU customer outside of the EU in the course of providing services.