Binding Corporate Rules

Binding Corporate Rules

Number of page: 376
Author: Lokke Moerel
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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Category: Law

The digital era shows an unprecedented worldwide flow of data within multinational companies and their external service providers. Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) are designed to allow these companies to transfer personal data across borders in compliance with EU Data Protection Law. This is the first work to give an in-depth assessment of the BCR regime. It discusses the origins of the regime and the material requirements of BCR, as well as how they should be applied in practice and made binding on the companies and employees. It also covers how BCRs may provide for enforceable rights for the beneficiaries of the regime and how they should be brought in line with requirements of European rules on private international law. The work also analyses a number of significant academic debates in the areas of transnational private regulation and data protection. It reflects on the debates as to the legitimacy of transnational private regulation as a method of regulating corporate conduct and also focuses on the merits and shortcomings of BCR as a method for regulating global data transfers. This book is essential reading for those who need to understand more about the BCR regime, and require insight into how cross-border data transfers could be better protected in the future.

About The Author

Lokke Moerel is a Partner at the international law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, and chairs its global data privacy and security practice. She provides strategic advice to multinationals on their global ICT compliance. She leads the working group from which the Chief Privacy Officers of the leading Dutch multinationals developed their Binding Corporate Rules. Lokke teaches global ICT law at Tilburg University, is a member of the OECD Volunteer Expert Group, evaluating the OECD Privacy Principles, and arbitrator and mediator with WIPO and the Dutch institute for ICT disputes.