EDPB Guidelines on Codes of Conduct as Transfer Tools

On 22 February 2022, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted Guidelines 04/2021 on Codes of Conduct as tools for transfers (the “Guidelines”), after a public consultation on an earlier draft published in 2021. These Guidelines provide useful guidance on what ‘codes of conduct’ as a transfer mechanism for international data transfers under Article 46 of the GDPR should address and on the adoption process.