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International: CoE adopts second model contractual clause module and San Marino ratifies Convention 108+

The Council of Europe (CoE) announced, on November 17, 2023, that the Committee of Convention 108 (T-PD) met for its 45th plenary meeting from November 15 to 17, 2023, in Strasbourg.

Controller-to-processor model contractual clauses adopted

During the meeting, the T-PD adopted the second module of the Model Contractual Clauses for the transfer of personal data from controllers to processors, further to the adoption of the first module in June 2023, which covered controller-to-controller transfers. In addition, the T-PD instructed the secretariat to develop, together with the rapporteur, module three of the model contractual clauses, targeting the transfer of personal data from processors to processors for discussion at the next meetings.

The second module of the Model Contractual Clauses is yet to be released to the public.

San Marino joins Convention 108+

Moreover, San Marino deposited the instrument of ratification of the Amending Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data (Convention 108+), thus becoming the 31st country to join the same.

You can read the press release here and the plenary meeting abridged report here.

Update: November 24, 2023

CoE releases finalized second model contractual clauses

On November 23, 2023, the CoE released the finalized second module of the Model Contractual Clauses for the transfer of personal data. The CoE confirmed that the second module addresses the transfer of personal data from controller to processor and complements the first module of the Model Contractual Clauses which deals with transborder data flow between data controllers.

You can read the second module here.