Poland and Switzerland give thumbs up to BCR
In order to promote and enhance awareness of the use of BCR in Poland, the Polish DPA is organising a seminar in Warsaw on 14 June for representatives of the Polish subsidiaries of those multinational corporations that are involved or interested in BCR applications and who will need to seek authorisation from the Polish DPA. The intention is that this seminar will go some way to filling any gaps in knowledge or awareness of the requirements of the Polish DPA for authorisation of such transfers.
The invitation to attend the seminar is extended to those organisations which have already completed the process and may not yet have sought national authorisation from the Polish DPA. If you are interested, please contact the GIODO directly or let us know.
On a separate development, the Swiss DPA has confirmed that the BCR of an EU-based company ensures an adequate level of protection from a Swiss law perspective. In this particular case, the terms of the BCR, based on the requirements of the Article 29 Working Party, were deemed to be acceptable. Furthermore, there are no additional formalities to observe before transfers may be effected our of Switzerland on the basis of the BCR.