The European Law Blog posts on how COVID-19 related data collection activities in third countries should affect EU data transfer adequacy decisions.

“The data collection and processing measures taken in third countries to combat the coronavirus are relevant to an evaluation of the continued validity of existing adequacy decisions and the potential conclusion of new ones”.

“This is important not only to ensure that data transfers from the EU receive adequate protection, but also to require that data collection and processing measures in the EU itself meet applicable data protection standards”.

“Dismissing initiatives in third countries as purely internal matters could take pressure off the EU and the Member States to adhere to data protection and fundamental rights standards in the measures that they themselves have already adopted or are considering.”

Read the post on the European Law Blog.