Binding Corporate Rules: Corporate Self-Regulation of Global Data Transfers

Hardcover | September 10, 2012

byLokke Moerel

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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 isthe 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 bebrought 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 andshortcomings 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.

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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 isthe first work to give an in-depth assessment ...

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 ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:September 10, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199662916

ISBN - 13:9780199662913

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Binding Corporate Rules: An Overview3. The Worldwide Data Protection Regulatory Landscape4. Trends and Developments in the Legal Landscape5. Trends and Developments in Multinational Corporate Practice6. Implementation of Self-Regulation7. BCR and Contract Law8. BCR and EU Rules of Private International Law9. BCR and the 'Accountability Principle'10. BCR as a Form of Transnational Private Regulation11. BCR and Corporate Social Responsibility12. ConclusionAppendix I: Overview of Recommendations to EU legislatorsAppendix II: BCR for Employee DataAppendix III: BCR for Customer Data