Different Country, Different Rules on Transferring Personal Data Across Borders

Different countries have different rules for data transfer.

Posted by Joe Gerard in Article on December 16th, 2011
Every country handles the transfer of personal information in a different way. For tasks such as security investigations, companies need to make sure that they comply with various laws to ensure that information is obtained in a lawful manner. In a press release from the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), the Agency reports on a study it has published about information sharing and cross-border collaboration of national/governmental Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) in Europe. The press release includes 5 policy recommendations, which are as follows:

  1. Clarification of the differences between national legal frameworks;
  2. Adoption of EU legislation that takes account of the scope of national/governmental CERTs;
  3. Specification of a threshold for incidents requiring national/governmental CERT response & information sharing;
  4. Explanation of why CERTs need to process personal data for relevant authorities to establish clarity under what circumstances this data may be shared across borders;
  5. Inclusion of information on the legal basis for information requests.

Read More: Protecting cyber space: Achieving effective cross border information exchange between Computer Emergency Response Teams


Joe Gerard
Joe Gerard

CEO, i-Sight

Spend my days showing off the i-Sight investigative case management software and finding ways to help clients improve their investigations. Usually working with corporate security, HR & employee relations, compliance and legal teams.

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