The article Standard contractual clauses challenged by GDPR and scrutinized by CJEU, authored by BDK Advokati associate Marko Popović and published at Lexology website in February this year, has been the eighth most read Lexology article globally among those published in 2018 in the heavily trending field of data protection. This results from official Lexology statistic provided to BDK Advokati. In a short period of time (February – April 2018), the article reached 3,804 reads as of 10 April.
The article, originally published on BDK Advokati data protection blog, discusses implementation of EU Standard contractual clauses (SCCs), the main legal instrument for data transfers outside the EU, under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The article points to the modifications affected companies should make in their agreements incorporating SCCs in order to be fully compliant with the GDPR. It also provides an overview of the recent Irish case Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner (Ireland), concerning the transfer of personal data from EU to the US. The Irish High Court decided in October 2017 to refer to the CJEU a question on whether the SCCs provide sufficient protection when personal data are transferred from the EU.