As part of our long-standing commitment to the data privacy of our users as a privacy-first organisation, we always strive to stay on top of the constantly evolving changes in the world of data privacy.
The adoption of the new Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) is a very important move by the EU Commission and at Zoho, we readily welcome it.
These new clauses are set to replace the existing SCCs (which have been existing since 2010) after a transition period of three months from the day it was adopted and published, which was on, the 7th of June 2021.
In layman terms, transfer of data belonging to a person based in the EEA to any country outside the EEA (European Economic Area) must be done subject to certain ‘legal transfer mechanisms’ under the GDPR. The SCC is one of the ways to do it. The SCCs (which were approved by the EU Commission in 2010) was reviewed by authorities and was found to be quite old, inadequate and requiring an update. Thus, the new SCCs were adopted by the European Commission this month.
What Zoho is doing to adopt the new SCCs?
Zoho has been following the developments in this space closely and now, with the new SCCs finally available for everyone to use, we have started working on adopting it by reviewing the transfer scenarios, conducting transfer impact assessment, limiting transfers, updating the agreements and public webpages. We are confident of adopting the new SCCs well within the given timelines and we’ll keep you informed.
If you have any questions related to data privacy at Zoho, please look up our FAQ. Learn more on how our ISO 27701(PIMS) certification maps with the GDPR compliance program. If you’re an administrator of your Zoho organisation and if you wish to know if you have signed a DPA with us, you can log in to Zoho accounts, click on Data Processing Addendum under the Privacy Tab. If you have any specific questions related to data privacy compliance at Zoho, you can reach us at privacy (at) zohocorp (dot) com.