Transfer Of Personal Data To Third Countries

By virtue of Directive 95//46/EC, the framework Directive in the field of personal data protection, personal data may only be transferred to Third Countries, if those data benefit from an adequate protection in the country of destination.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are Third Countries?
What are the so-called Safe Harbours?
What if a US company fails to respect the Safe Harbour Principles, to which it adhered?
How can I know whether a certain company has adhered to the Safe Harbour principles?
Has the Commission already recognized the adequate character of privacy legislation of Third Countries?

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