What is a Data Processing Agreement in GDPR?

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Central to data protection in the EU is the GDPR and its data processing regulation. One of the most challenging aspects of GDPR is adjudicating the relationships between different parties handling data for various purposes–namely, relationships between managed service providers and the various, nebulous groups of organizations that use data for their daily operations. 

In this scenario, the Data Processing Agreement (DPA) concept is central to protecting data – a crucial contract that governs the relationship between data controllers and data processors. This article delves into the intricacies of GDPR-compliant DPAs, highlighting their significance and critical components.

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GDPR Article 32 and the Security of Processing

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the strongest security and privacy frameworks in operation in the world. Of this regulation, Article 32 stands out among its numerous guidelines as it deals explicitly with the “security of processing” of personal data.

This piece aims to demystify GDPR Article 32, breaking down its requirements and their implications for businesses of all sizes. Whether you’re a business owner, a data protection officer, or a GDPR enthusiast, this article will provide the insights you need to grasp and implement the crucial aspects of Article 32.


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GDPR and Transference of Data to Non-EU Jurisdictions

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GDPR governs data privacy in the EU, and organizations on both sides of the Atlantic are grappling with its intricacies. 

However, understanding the ins and outs of GDPR, particularly its provisions around international data transfers, can take time and effort. To further complicate matters, the Schrems II decision invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and prompted an ongoing reassessment of some of these transfer mechanisms. 

In this article, we will delve into the GDPR’s data transfer mechanisms and discuss the implications of the Schrems II decision.


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