After a number of data protection authorities issued statements demonstrating differing approaches to cross-border transfers to the U.S. in the wake of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s decision in Schrems II (e.g. several of the German DPAs), the Spanish data protection authority Agencia Española Proteción Datos (AEPD) stressed the importance of a consistent approach across the EU.
“The Spanish Agency for Data Protection, within the plenary meeting of the European Committee for Data Protection, has participated in the adoption of the statement issued, which indicates the importance of the Judgment regarding the fundamental right of data protection. data in the framework of international transfers to third countries.”
“The Agency will continue to work together with the rest of the European Authorities on a harmonized response at European level and will participate in the work carried out to adopt a common approach, thus guaranteeing a consistent application of the judgment in all the countries of the EU.”